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30-May-2008

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Secretary General of the International Transport Forum calls for Low-Carbon Transport System

The world’s largest transport summit held from 28 – 30 May released its findings, a set of Key Messages, at the conclusion of the three day International Transport Forum.

23-April-2008

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OECD working party launches safety testing of nanomaterials

OECD member countries, as well as some non-member economies and other stakeholders, are pooling expertise and funding to test the human health and environmental safety effects of a number of nanomaterials.

15-April-2008

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OECD helps governments and industry save money, time and animals for chemical tests

OECD has devised an innovative product, the (Q)SAR Application Toolbox, to estimate the hazardous properties of chemicals by analysing their molecular structure.

5-March-2008

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2008 OECD Environmental Outlook - How much will it cost to address today's key environmental problems?

"Solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction", OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said ...

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28-February-2008

English

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030: How much will it cost to fix the environment? - Wednesday 5 March, Oslo

The OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2030 says that global efforts to tackle the main environmental challenges - climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and risks to human health - are achievable and affordable.

12-December-2007

English

Cost of tackling climate change should be shared more fairly, says OECD Secretary-General

Most of the action to address climate change will need to take place in developing countries, but developed countries should shoulder much of the cost, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today in a speech at the United Nations Climate Conference in Bali.

4-December-2007

English

Climate change could triple population at risk from coastal flooding by 2070, finds OECD

The impact of climate change and urban development could more than triple the number of people around the world exposed to coastal flooding by 2070, according to a new report by the OECD, co-authored by experts from academia and the private sector.

10-October-2007

English

OECD urges former Soviet States to accelerate environmental reforms

In Russia 47 million people are exposed to high concentrations of nitrous dioxide. Half the population in rural Tajikistan, and one-third in Moldova, lack access to clean water. Leaded petrol is sold legally in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

13-December-2006

English

OECD warns climate change is threatening Europe's skiing trade

Many regions in the Alps had the warmest November on record, delaying the arrival of snow by several weeks and worrying ski operators. As the first flurries are coating Alpine slopes, questions arise: was this balmy autumn an exception or a harbinger of the effects ..

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13-December-2006

German

OECD-Berechnungen zu den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Skiregionen in den Alpen

Nahezu alle Skigebiete in Deutschland und rund 70 Prozent der Skiregionen in Österreich müssen durch den Klimawandel um die Schneesicherheit fürchten und damit um die wirtschaftliche Grundlage des Wintertourismus.

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