I would like to thank Minister Ulla Tornes and Permanent Secretary Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen for hosting us; and I would also like to highlight the leadership of Klavs Holm the Danish Ambassador to the OECD in setting up such an ambitious agenda. Last but not least, let me welcome representatives of the MCM co-Chairs, Australia and the United Kingdom and, of course, BIAC and TUAC.
It is a pleasure to be with you in Copenhagen. This conference fits neatly with the reflection which Denmark has been leading as Chair of the 2017 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, whose theme is making globalisation work for all.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen and others to discuss highlights of the forthcoming OECD report on local green growth, as part of our efforts to develop more effective tools for measuring cities’ progress and monitoring the impact of green policies.
At the Global Green Growth Conference 2010, Angel Gurría pointed out that 'Green Growth has the potential to shape the 21st century', that 'Green is compatible with growth; it is a source of growth.'
Angel Gurría parle de l'importance des initiatives locales et du développement régional pour aider les pays à s'adapter aux défis de la globalisation et du changement technologique dans son discours devant le Conseil danois de la croissance.