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  • 2-July-2009

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    Workshop on Innovative International Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

    The purpose of this expert workshop convened by the OECD Working Group on the Economic Aspects of Biodiversity (WGEAB) was to discuss and exchange experiences and views on....

  • 9-June-2009

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    From Grim to Green: towards a low-carbon future

    Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.

  • 20-March-2009

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    The price of saving water

    In the current financial crisis, risk-weary investors worry more about keeping their own boats afloat than in pumping money into a sector noted for high upfront costs, long pay back periods and low rates of return. By OECD Observer.

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  • 20-March-2009

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    Investment check-list

    A Check-list for Public Action has been developed by the OECD and its partners to assist governments considering engaging with the private sector in the water sector. OECD Observer explains.

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  • 20-March-2009

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    Water and the economic crisis: Back to basics

    Water is as essential to human activity as air. When cities or societies neglect water, they face collapse. By Jack Moss, Chair of BIAC Water Group, for OECD Observer.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    Launch of the OECD Report “Managing Water for All: an OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing”

    One billion people cannot get clean drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation which cause 1.5 million preventable child deaths per year. While addressing the emergency of the current crisis, we must not forget that water is the most essential good and we should find new and innovative approaches to allow everyone access to water and sanitation, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

    The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of

  • 13-March-2009

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    Alternative Ways of Providing Water: Emerging Options and Their Policy Implications

    This report reviews the pros and cons of alternative sources of water (reused water and rainwater) and of decentralised systems to collect, produce and use them.

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  • 10-March-2009

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    Invitation to OECD event at the World Water Forum - 17 March

    The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.

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  • 6-March-2009

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    OECD Key Water Publications Flyer

    The flyer provides key OECD publications related to water, in conjonction with the 5th World Water Forum, 16-22 March 2009, Istanbul, Turkey. Further reading is also available by clicking on each publication cover.

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