Speeches / Presentations


29-October-2013

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2013 Meeting of the Environment Policy Committee (EPOC)

While the recovery process takes hold, we risk that short-term economic pressures shift policy-makers’ attention away from environmental concerns. But we need to continue pushing for green growth and cannot afford to delay our fight against climate change.

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9-October-2013

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The climate challenge: Achieving zero emissions

Governments need to put together the optimal policy mix to eliminate emissions from fossil fuels in the second half of the century. Cherry-picking a few easy measures will not do the trick. There has to be progress on every front, notably with respect to carbon pricing, and that is what peer review and learning from best practice should help achieve, said OECD Secretary-General.

2-September-2013

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Water Security for Better Lives

Launch of the OECD’s flagship report on Water Security for Better Lives. we, human beings and our ecosystems - the planet - cannot survive without water. And the challenges ahead of us are daunting.

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2-September-2013

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From Global Goals to Concrete Actions – Strategies for Effective Implementation

What remains to be done to provide access to clean and safe water resources for all? Undeniable progress has been made, but huge challenges remain. The OECD stands ready to continue to help governments design and implement better water policies for better lives.

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22-May-2013

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Mobilising Private Investment in Sustainable Transport

As stretched public finances provide limited opportunities for public investments, it is critical for governments from advanced, emerging and developing countries to engage the private sector now to scale-up investment in transport infrastructure, said OECD Secretary-General.

27-February-2013

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A clean energy economy - Lessons from Iceland

In his speech to OECD Ambassadors, the President of Iceland discussed how Iceland could offer lessons on the nature of a clean energy economy; and presented some insights from Iceland's recent challenges in dealing with the financial crisis.

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15-February-2013

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Presentation 1a: Role of national ecosystem assessments in influencing policy making, C. Brown (1 Feb 2013)

Presentation for the CGDD-OECD Seminar on the assessment of ecosystem services and its use for public policies.

4-February-2013

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Launch of the OECD reports Environmental: Performance Review of Mexico and Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico

We are confident that these two reports will help Mexico to strengthen its environmental and water policies in favour of a better quality of life for Mexico’s citizens and a cleaner planet, said A. Gurría.

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4-December-2012

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Launch of the 2012 Development Co-operation Report “Lessons in linking sustainability and development”

Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched the 2012 Development Co-operation Report “Lessons in linking sustainability and development” at the 48th High Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee in London.

6-June-2012

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Mekorot, the National Water Company of Israel

Today, management of water resources is one of the major challenges confronting Israel. Accelerated population growth - along with economic growth - has placed additional pressure on Israel's limited water resources but the country is at the forefront of green innovations for water management.&l

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