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  • 30-November-2017

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    Green Talks LIVE - Groundwater Allocation: Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality

    Register to learn more about the challenges of groundwater allocation and the key questions governments need to answer to establish robust allocation arrangements. Groundwater withdrawals have risen sharply in the past 50 years and the resource is becoming increasingly degraded due to pollution and saline intrusion.

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  • 23-November-2017

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    Bridging the green investment gap in Latin America: what role for national development finance institutions? Blog post

    The developing world urgently needs more and better infrastructure. Affordable and accessible water supply systems, electricity grids, power plants and transport networks are critical to reducing poverty and ensuring economic growth.

  • 23-November-2017

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    Climate-resilient Infrastructure: Getting the Policies Right - Insights blog

    Infrastructure resilience requires a coordinated policy response to ensure that infrastructure owners and developers have the incentive and capacity to integrate resilience. The framework is aimed at policy makers in OECD countries, but the underlying messages can be applied to other country contexts.

  • 21-November-2017

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    "Oceanfill": Yet another dumping ground - Observer article

    The world’s oceans are being damaged by a constant and unprecedented accumulation of waste known as marine debris. The waste, mostly from effluent human activities, is brought to the oceans through currents and often carried far from where it originated.

  • 21-November-2017

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    Indicators on Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas: Methodology and Results for OECD and G20 countries - Environment Working Paper

    This paper details a methodology for calculating the extent of terrestrial and marine protected areas recorded in the World Database on Protected Areas by country, type and IUCN management categories. The method allows the data on protected areas to be summarised in a harmonised and more detailed way than is currently available, without requiring any additional reporting by countries.

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  • 14-November-2017

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    Urgent action on air pollution in India makes economic sense

    Air pollution in Delhi has been so bad this November that the Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency. According to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet, outdoor air pollution caused more than a million premature deaths in India in 2016, whose cost, according to OECD estimates, amounts to more than USD 800 billion. Read the full blog.

  • 10-November-2017

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    Moving forward on climate: Looking beyond narrow interests - Insights blog

    “National governments must take the lead and do so with a recognition that they are part of a global effort.” Speaking last week at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría urged countries not to retreat behind their national borders in dealing with climate change. Read the full blog.

  • 6-November-2017

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    OECD at #COP23

    Lean more on OECD work on climate and programme of side events during the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference, under the Presidency of Fiji, held from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center Bonn, in Germany.

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  • 6-November-2017

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    Resource efficiency

    Improving resource efficiency is among the top priorities in today’s world, as governments, businesses and civil society are increasingly concerned about natural resource use, environmental impacts, material prices and supply security. The latest Policy Brief "Making the Slovak Republic a more source efficient economy" is now available.

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  • 1-novembre-2017

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    Pour un nouvel engagement international contre le changement climatique (Angel Gurría, Secrétaire général de l’OCDE)

    Les pays doivent élargir leur vision au-delà d’étroits programmes d’action nationaux pour faire baisser les émissions mondiales et réduire les risques climatiques, a déclaré aujourd’hui le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, M. Angel Gurría. Les gouvernements devraient profiter de la flexibilité intégrée à l’Accord de Paris de 2015 pour viser des réductions d’émissions plus ambitieuses et plus rapides, a-t-il indiqué.

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