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  • 10-September-2009


    OECD Conference on the Economics of Climate Change - Friday 18 Sept 2009

    As world leaders head into serious discussions in the coming weeks about how to address climate change, new OECD work will inform some of the most contentious isssues of the debate – those related to the costs involved. .

  • 23-June-2009


    Korean Prime Minister urges governments to work together for green growth

    Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo urged governments around the world to work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development in his keynote speech at the OECD Forum on 23 June 2009.

  • 5-June-2009


    Finland has reduced pollution but must now green the economy

    Finland has reduced pollution and improved its environmental quality through pioneering approaches like green taxes.

  • 10-March-2009


    Invitation to OECD event at the World Water Forum - 17 March

    The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.

  • 12-November-2008


    OECD preparing two-pillar action plan in response to crisis, says Gurría

    OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.

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  • 2-October-2008


    OECD Secretary-General presents review of Hungary’s environment policies

    In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity says OECD’s latest Review of the Environmental Performance of Hungary.

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  • 30-May-2008


    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


    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


    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


    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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