OECD Yearbook 2016: Top stories

Renewable energy: Catalyst for a clean energy transition

Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented achievement in the fight against climate change.

Finance, amorality and double speak

Joris Luyendijk, Author

When I was interviewing 200 bankers and banking staff working in Europe's financial centre the City of London, perhaps the most telling was the language.

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Joseph Stiglitz: "Young people are right to be angry about their financial insecurity". (The Guardian)

The OECD Gender Initiative examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. The gender portal monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non-OECD countries and provides good practices based on analytical tools and reliable data.

 

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Innovative and productive economies

The digital disruption of productivity

Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester and Fellow, Office for National Statistics

Many people think measuring the size of the economy–the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)–is a task like measuring the height of a mountain. 

Future societies

Code is the poetry of a better world

Linda Liukas, Author, Computer Programmer

Code is the next universal language. In the 1970s punk rock drove a whole generation. In the 1980s it was probably money. For my generation, the interface to our imagination and to our world is software.

From agreement to action

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals is an imperative

Dambisa Moyo, Economist and Author

On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Multimedia

In 2015, the OECD Forum attracted 2,100 participants from 80 countries.

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Speakers

In 2015, the OECD Forum attracted 250 high-level speakers.

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