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Is there life on Mars? -article by Julia Laplane, OECD
The eleventh meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity was held in Hyderabad, India (COP11, from 8 to 19 October 2012).
This report provides a framework for policy discussions around financing water resources management that are taking place at local, basin, national, or transboundary levels.
Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.
As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment, according to the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.
No obstante los retos inmediatos que enfrentan los países en el contexto de finanzas públicas constreñidas y alto desempleo, no deben dejar de atender los retos de largo plazo. Es preciso tomar acciones ahora para prevenir daños irreversibles al medio ambiente.
The OECD launched a flagship report which sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen focusing on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence.
Building on the main water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements in place; and coherence between water policies and policies in other sectors of the economy.
Water management needs urgent reform if the world is to head off a serious deterioration in the quality and quantity of water available, according to a new OECD report.
Investing in and managing water and sanitation is a complex challenge. In the context of the Global Forum on Environment this week, OECD looks at the financial realities of funding water infrastructure.