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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

  • 1-juin-2008

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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