The climate emergency keeps growing: we have already experienced an increase in global temperatures of around 1˚Celcius relative to pre-industrial levels, as well as more extreme climate-related weather events. Without adaptation measures, it is estimated that rising sea levels will cause annual damages equivalent to 4% of the world’s GDP by the end of the century.
We are living in an age of pessimism, and there is plenty to be pessimistic about. But yesterday’s discussions showed that you can be optimistic and a realistic too. Although, as I always say, it is even better to be activistic. And that’s why we have gathered here these two days!
The OECD helps governments tackle the many policy issues they face. But I would argue that unless we adopt a systems approach, unless we employ systems thinking, we will fail to understand the world we are living in. Let me explain why.
Launch the International Migration Outlook 2019
Over the past years, favourable external conditions and good macroeconomic policies helped Iceland to nurture high growth, low unemployment, low inflation, and sustainable public finances. Living standards are among the highest in the OECD.
This year, the Forum will bring together both industry heavyweights and leading policy thinkers. We will also welcome a number of start-ups coming from across the world to present their ideas as part of the Blockchain Showcase.
I am delighted to open today’s seminar on international co-operation for long-term financial integration. I would like to thank the government of Japan for co-sponsoring this event under its G20 Presidency.
L’enseignement supérieur est un atout pour les individus, les collectivités et les sociétés. En effet, les diplômés de l’enseignement supérieur possèdent des compétences plus solides et sont plus productifs
Fifty years ago, the world watched in awe as the first humans landed on the moon. This remains one of the greatest feats of science, technology and innovation, and is a testament to the incredible power of human ingenuity, intelligence and courage.
It is a pleasure to be here at the 73rd Congress of the International Fiscal Association among so many dedicated and passionate tax practitioners.