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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 3-avril-2008

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    Réunion du Comité des politiques d'environnement (EPOC) au niveau ministériel : Environnement et compétitivité mondiale - 28-29 avril 2008

    Les ministres de l'environnement de l'OCDE se réuniront les 28-29 avril 2008. La compétitivité, l'éco-innovation et le changement climatique ainsi que la coopération environnementale entre les pays l'OCDE et les économies émergentes seront parmis les thèmes principaux des discussions.

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  • 1-April-2008

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    A European Approach to the Climate Change Challenge

    In his remarks delivered at the European Commission Seminar on Climate Change, M. Gurría spoke of the lead role taken by the European Union in agreeing ambitious climate goals and of the OECD support to policy makers in identifying, developing, and implementing effective and least-cost policies to tackle climate change.

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  • 13-mars-2008

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    Synthèses : Changement climatique : relever le défi à l’horizon 2050

    Le changement climatique est déjà une réalité. Les observations scientifiques montrent que les émissions passées de gaz à effet de serre (GES) ont déjà une incidence sur le climat mondial. Si les évolutions actuelles se poursuivent et si les politiques menées présentement sont maintenues, il faut s’attendre à un réchauffement rapide de la planète. Des actions s’imposent dès aujourd’hui pour réduire les émissions mondiales de GES dans

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  • 6-March-2008

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    Seminar on “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: International and National Perspectives”

    In this seminar organised by the Norwegian government, Mr. Gurría reminded that achieving ambitious climate stabilisation goals is possible provided all major emitting countries and sectors act immediately. He underlined that this will require significant changes in how we consume and how we produce but doing nothing is not an option, because the costs and consequences are a multiple of the known costs of action.

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  • 5-mars-2008

    Français

    Lancement officiel de l'édition 2008 des Perspectives de l'environnement de l'OCDE

    A l'occasion du lancement officiel de ce rapport à Oslo, à l'invitation du Premier ministre de Norvège Jens Stoltenberg, le Secrétaire général de l'OCDE a rappelé que des solutions aux défis environnementaux sont disponibles.

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Market power: Can Clean Development Mechanisms work? - OECD Observer No. 264/265, December 2007

    Set up under the Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) seeks to reduce greenhouse gases by allowing firms in developed nations to meet some of their emissions targets by initiating greenhouse gas reduction projects in developing countries where reduction costs are lower.

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Eco-innovation, policy and globalisation: Making a world of difference - OECD Observer No. 264/265, December 2007

    Many governments now see technological innovation as a key channel to help them achieve a wide range of environmental objectives. Analysing patent data can give an accurate measure of innovations that reduce adverse environmental impacts.

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  • 12-December-2007

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    The Economics of Climate Change: The Fierce Urgency of Now

    In his speech, Mr. Gurría presented the climate change policies that should be put into place to limit further deterioration. Answering the crucial question "who pays for it", he noted that the countries who provoked climate change have a greater capacity to pay than those who joined the group of large emitters more recently.

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