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23-June-2008

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Expert Workshop on Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change, 7-8 April 2008

Adaptation to climate change is now widely recognized as an equally important and complementary response to greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Adaptation measures are increasingly being put in place in both developing and developed countries, and by bot

20-June-2008

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OECD Side Event at SB28 sessions, June 2008

OECD Side Event at SB28 sessions, 10 June 2008

10-juin-2008

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Ranking Port Cities with High Exposure and Vulnerability to Climate Extremities: Exposure Estimates - Document de travail No. 1

Ce document de travail propose une estimation de l’exposition des villes portuaires aux inondations côtières, dues aux marées de tempête, et aux vents forts, s'intéressant aux effets du changement climatique sur l’exposition de chacune de ces villes à l’horizon des années 2070.

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10-June-2008

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Water: an Under-Delivered Promise

In his speech delivered at the Conference of Montreal, Angel Gurría underlined that growing pressures from agriculture, energy production and industries were imperilling our water resources. He affirmed that all countries - OECD and developing countries alike – need to introduce urgently policy reforms and scale-up best practices to avoid dire consequences.

3-June-2008

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Changing Climate Change: The New Dimension of Economics

At the opening session of the OECD Forum 2008, Angel Gurría underlined that the overall effectiveness of actions against climate change would be eroded without the participation of all the world’s countries. He added that while the cost of ambitious mitigation policies would be considerably lower than the cost of inaction, they would still not be inexpensive.The OECD can help, through finding least-cost policy instruments designed to

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3-June-2008

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Climate Change: A Matter of Political Will

In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another

24-May-2008

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Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

19-May-2008

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Annex I Expert Group Seminar with non-Annex I countries, May 2008, Paris

The Annex I Expert Group Seminar with non-Annex I co

22-April-2008

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Tackling climate change (OECD Observer article)

A 50% rise in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, higher temperatures, with more droughts and storms harming people, crops and buildings; more animal and plant species becoming extinct under expanding farmland and urban sprawl; dwindling natural resources; a billion more people living in water-stressed areas by 2030, with more pollution, disease and premature deaths ahead.

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