Speeches / Presentations


  • 23-May-2017

    English

    Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    Governments around the world are striving to re-ignite growth in their economies. Widening inequalities – often related to the economic slowdown – are forcing a rethink of how the benefits of growth are shared.

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  • 23-May-2017

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    International Conference: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    This morning I was pleased to hand over to Chancellor Merkel the major OECD report, Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth. I took the opportunity to congratulate the Chancellor for putting the issue of climate squarely on the G20 agenda.

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  • 25-April-2017

    English

    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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  • 29-March-2017

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    OECD Forest Project Event - opening remarks

    I am delighted to welcome you to this special event, expressing the commitment of the OECD to sustainability. We are here because we need to practice what we preach. We advise governments on how to be greener, so the least we can do is an equivalent effort to green the OECD and its management practices.

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  • 8-February-2017

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    Remarks at seminar on “Investing to Reach the Paris Goals and Sustainable Economic Growth”

    Sweden, with its ambitious new climate policy legislative framework, complete with the goal to achieve zero net GHG emissions by 2045, and signpost goals for 2030 and 2040, is leading by example, building a truly “Fossil Free Sweden”, promoting growth, sustainability and inclusiveness all at once.

  • 28-October-2016

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    Remarks at 1st edition of the International Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures

    We are all brought together by the collective global project to transform our economies, still hard-wired around fossil fuels, into green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economies. This is a huge challenge. It requires massive leadership, and well-aligned policies across government, as well as the scaling up of green finance. Given the scale of this investment, the role of finance is critical.

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  • 28-September-2016

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    2016 Ministerial Meeting of the Environmental Policy Committee: opening remarks

    I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD Environment Ministerial meeting. Since we gather only every four years, it is an important opportunity to discuss the national and international environmental policy landscape for years to come. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will inevitably shape discussions.

  • 29-August-2016

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    Putting water security at the heart of sustainable development

    Today, the challenge of water security is global and it is growing. We estimate that by 2050, over 40% of the global population will live under severe water stress; and as global population increases, so will tensions among different water uses.

  • 4-July-2016

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    Remarks at Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII: "Making the Paris Agreement a Reality"

    Choices made today about the types, features and location of long-lived infrastructure will define the emissions profile and impact for a whole generation. Thus, starting today, as we move to adapt policies towards lower greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilient development, we must ensure that our approach is cohesive and takes a whole-of-government perspective.

  • 10-June-2016

    English

    Putting a price on carbon: Building the foundation for a greener economy

    Allow me first to express again my congratulations to France for the climate agreement obtained at COP21. This is indeed a historic agreement that will influence the future of our planet. I am particularly proud that the OECD was able to contribute to this milestone!

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