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  • 19-November-2013

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    Insights Blog: OECD celebrates World Toilet Day

    Issues related to water and sanitation are a priority for the OECD. A number of people working at the OECD are also involved through our War on Hunger Group. For example, last year the Group funded a project in Mozambique to reduce diarrhoea by at least 25% in children under the age of five by training in hygiene and changing current practices.

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  • 19-November-2013

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    OECD celebrates World Toilet Day

    This year the United Nations has officially declared 19 November World Toilet Day to raise awareness of the sanitation crisis faced by millions every day. Similarly, the OECD places great importance on the issue of water and sanitation. It has undertaken significant work on the issue to help promote global awareness, encourage action and propose viable solutions.

  • 8-novembre-2013

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    L’Autriche possède une économie verte florissante mais pourrait faire mieux encore, estime l’OCDE

    Grâce à la politique gouvernementale de subventions aux investissements verts, le secteur des biens et services environnementaux revêt aujourd’hui une plus grande importance pour l’économie et l’emploi en Autriche que des secteurs traditionnellement importants comme le tourisme ou le bâtiment. C’est ce qui ressort d’un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.

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  • 4-novembre-2013

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    Les taxes carbone et les systèmes d’échange de droits d’émission sont les moyens les moins coûteux de réduire les émissions de CO2, indique l’OCDE

    Les taxes carbone et les systèmes d’échange de droits d’émission constituent les moyens les plus économiques pour faire baisser les émissions de CO2 et devraient être la clé de voûte des efforts gouvernementaux de lutte contre le changement climatique. C’est ce qui ressort d’une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE.

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  • 23-October-2013

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    Institutional investors and green infrastructure investments

    This paper examines how institutional investors can access green infrastructure, the extent to which this is currently happening, and the barriers to scaling up these investment flows. Based on four case studies, broader lessons are drawn for governments on the policy settings which may support investment in green infrastructure by institutional investors.

  • 23-October-2013

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    International Conference on Joining Forces to Develop Smart, Cost-Effective Urban Water Utilities, Tel Aviv

    The Government of Israel and the OECD co-organised an international conference on "Joining Forces to Develop Smart, Cost-Effective Urban Water Utilities: Policy, Economics, Environment, Regulation and Technologies" on 23 October 2013, in Tel Aviv.

  • 15-October-2013

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    OECD’s chemical hazard assessment programme to shift focus

    The OECD is to review its chemical hazard assessment programme with the aim of providing a more specialised service for member countries from 2015.

  • 9-October-2013

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    Reducing fossil fuel emissions isn’t enough, OECD Insights Blog

    We must aim for their complete elimination by the second half of the century and need to come to grips with the risk of climate change. While many countries have announced ambitious targets to reduce fossil fuel emissions by 2020, and even mid-century, further efforts are needed.

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  • 9-octobre-2013

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    L'OCDE invite les pays à faire de la tarification du carbone la clé de voûte de la politique climatique

    Une tarification crédible et cohérente du carbone doit être la clé de voûte de l'action gouvernementale face au changement climatique, estime l'OCDE dans un nouveau rapport.

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  • 8-October-2013

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    The Political Economy of British Columbia's Carbon Tax - Environment Working Paper No. 63

    This paper reviews the political economy of the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) tax in three periods: its origins, its survival in the face of political backlash, and its longer-term prospects. The BC launched North America’s first revenue-neutral carbon tax reform. The tax, applied to all combustion sources of fossil fuels, was introduced at a rate of CAD 10 per tonne of CO2.

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