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  • 22-March-2020

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on World Water Day 2020

    Today, we are facing a global public health crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, and the world’s governments are struggling to respond. The health of so many, especially the most vulnerable, is at risk. Water and sanitation are key to combatting this crisis, with basic hygiene and hand-washing on the frontline of our defensive measures.

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  • 5-March-2020

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    Global Forum on Environment : Mainstreaming Gender and Empowering Women for Environmental Sustainability

    As we roll up our sleeves to fight the global environmental crisis and protect out planet, let’s make sure women’s voices are heard by mainstreaming gender into environmental policies and empowering women to engage in environmental policymaking and management.

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  • 24-September-2019

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    Aligning Development Co-operation with the Paris Agreement

    With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, the international community made decisive commitments to transform development and address the global climate emergency. Today, we are brought together by the conviction that these brilliant examples of multilateral cooperation must pave the way to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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  • 23-September-2019

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    Placing Well-being at the Heart of Climate Policy

    Placing Well-being at the Heart of Climate Policy

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  • 23-September-2019

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    What must business do today? - Opening Session of NYC Climate Week

    Urgent action on climate is needed now! The record heat waves we experienced this summer are just a taste of how climate change could spin out of control. Business leaders are recognising their role in addressing shared social and economic challenges – and that companies will face reputational risks if they do not act.

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  • 26-August-2019

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    G7 Leaders Summit: Climate, Oceans, Biodiversity

    Climate change is advancing faster than our apparent willingness to stop it. The G7 must lead by example and the OECD is ready to help.

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  • 18-July-2019

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    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Working Breakfast: Climate and Green Finance

    Globally, we have a 3 trillion dollar annual investment gap in climate-friendly and climate-resilient infrastructure for energy storage, transport, and buildings. There is no shortage of resources. Yet, to shift trillions to climate and green infrastructure, we need a pipeline of “bankable”, sustainable infrastructure projects as well as innovative financing instruments and investment vehicles.

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  • 3-July-2019

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    The Fourth Biennial Climate Lecture: Reclaiming Our Common Future

    Some people say it is already too late, they think that power is deeply entrenched, that fossil fuel owners will not bend their game and our economic system will never change. I yearn to prove them wrong.

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  • 29-May-2019

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    Economic Survey and Environmental Performance Review of Latvia

    It is my pleasure to be back in Riga to present to you the 2019 Economic Survey and the first OECD Environment Performance Review (EPR) of Latvia. Together, these two reports chart a path towards a more dynamic, inclusive and environmentally sustainable future in Latvia.

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  • 6-May-2019

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    G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting

    Biodiversity is the foundation of our human health and well-being but also our economies. Its benefits are often invisible in economic decision-making, but they are enormous.

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