Speeches / Presentations


  • 10-February-2011

    English

    OECD Roundtable on Sustainable Growth

    At this roundtable, M. Gurría concluded that the topic of fairness and intergenerational solidarity is an essential part of our responsibility today and will be essential for the creation of a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy tomorrow.

  • 10-December-2010

    English

    United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16)

    At COP16, Angel Gurría stated that "Green and Growth go well together and can become a win-win outcome for advanced, emerging and developing countries. (...) Cancun should; Cancun must; Cancun can!"

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  • 9-December-2010

    English

    Tackling climate change: How to ensure the necessary finance flows

    In his remarks, A. Gurría said that countries need to be ambitious in taking unilateral actions and that a cost-effective approach to reducing emissions could cost just a fraction of a percentage point of GDP per year.

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  • 8-December-2010

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    Climate change: yes we can!

    To sum-up, Green and Growth can and should go together, but we need to put the right policies in place. The OECD is working to help countries reconcile fighting climate change with strengthening the economy and creating jobs.

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  • 16-November-2010

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    Launch of the Environmental Performance Review of Japan

    In his remarks for the launch of the Environmental Performance Review of Japan, Angel Gurría noted that "Japan has made good progress in addressing a range of traditional environmental problems including air and water pollution, and waste management."

  • 28-April-2010

    English

    Innovation and green growth for a job-rich recovery

    Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and weak economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 22-April-2010

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    Climate change and competitiveness

    Our production and consumption patterns are causing irreversible damage to the earth and its atmosphere and we need to urgently reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, according to Angel Gurría. He added that cutting GHG emissions will inevitably involve a restructuring of the economy. Government policies must play a key role not only to enhance the competitive edge of “green” industries, but also to smooth the transition for those that

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  • 31-March-2010

    English

    Launch of the Environmental Performance Review of Luxembourg

    As Luxembourg plans for economic recovery, it would be a mistake to sideline the environment, said Angel Gurría. “I would rather argue that in responding to the crisis, environment should be part of a comprehensive strategy to relaunch economic growth and to restructure the economy”, he added.

  • 16-March-2010

    English

    Water Economics and Financing

    In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.

  • 3-February-2010

    English

    The Road to Mexico: Strategies and Vehicles for successful climate change negotiations 2010

    During a workshop on climate change organised by the European Union, Mr Gurría reminded that "far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement". He added that the world now needs to find an ambitious and legally-binding global agreement on climate change in Mexico and that the EU should continue to play a leading role for the negotiations.

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