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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

    German

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

    Klimawandel in den Alpen: Anpassung des Wintertourismus und des Naturgefahrenmanagements - 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. In der Schweiz zeigt sich ein geteiltes Bild: Auch in den meisten Skigebieten im Berner Oberland, in der Zentralschweiz, im Waadtland

  • 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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  • 23-November-2006

    English

    OECD-World Bank Global Forum on Sustainable Development

    The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement, will discuss how governments in developing countries can work with local private water companies to provide affordable safe water and basic sanitation.

  • 3-November-2006

    English

    OECD’s Gurría welcomes Stern Review into consequences of climate change

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the publication this week of the Stern Review to the UK government on the economic consequences of climate change. The report was compiled by Sir Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank.

  • 26-September-2005

    English

    OECD environmental performance review of France - A positive but demanding assessment

    The need to manage pollution, natural resources and biodiversity in France continues to be a major challenge. The OECD Environmental Performance Review of France highlights the effectiveness of the environmental policy pursued by France;

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