Speeches / Presentations


3-June-2008

English

Climate Change: A Matter of Political Will

In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another

29-May-2008

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Press Conference for the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2008-2017, remarks by Angel Gurría

According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.

24-May-2008

English

Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

21-May-2008

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Policy Statement on Strategic Environmental Assesment

Policy Statement on Strategic Environmental Assesment,DAC High Level Meeting, 21 May 2008, Paris

21-May-2008

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Statement of Progress on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation

Statement of Progress on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation, adopted by the members of the DAC at the DAC High Level Meeting, Paris, 21 May 2008

1-April-2008

English

A European Approach to the Climate Change Challenge

In his remarks delivered at the European Commission Seminar on Climate Change, M. Gurría spoke of the lead role taken by the European Union in agreeing ambitious climate goals and of the OECD support to policy makers in identifying, developing, and implementing effective and least-cost policies to tackle climate change.

24-March-2008

English

Working in Partnership for a Harmonious Globalisation

In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr Gurria described the growing OECD collaboration with China, highlighting the benefits for China, the Organisation and for the world economy as a whole.

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6-March-2008

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Seminar on “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: International and National Perspectives”

In this seminar organised by the Norwegian government, Mr. Gurría reminded that achieving ambitious climate stabilisation goals is possible provided all major emitting countries and sectors act immediately. He underlined that this will require significant changes in how we consume and how we produce but doing nothing is not an option, because the costs and consequences are a multiple of the known costs of action.

5-March-2008

English

Launch of the 2008 OECD Environmental Outlook

At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that 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.

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