Speeches / Presentations


  • 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

    English, PDF, 1,091kb

    Policy Statement on Strategic Environmental Assesment

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

  • 21-May-2008

    English, PDF, 1,135kb

    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

    Chinese

  • 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

    English

    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.

  • 1-February-2008

    English

    OECD Expert Meeting “Sustainable Financing for Affordable Water Services: From Theory to Practice"

    Powerpoint Presentations made during the OECD Expert Meeting “Sustainable Financing for Affordable Water Services"

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  • 12-December-2007

    English

    The Economics of Climate Change: The Fierce Urgency of Now

    In his speech, Mr. Gurría presented the climate change policies that should be put into place to limit further deterioration. Answering the crucial question "who pays for it", he noted that the countries who provoked climate change have a greater capacity to pay than those who joined the group of large emitters more recently.

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