Speeches / Presentations


4-February-2013

English

Launch of the OECD reports Environmental: Performance Review of Mexico and Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico

We are confident that these two reports will help Mexico to strengthen its environmental and water policies in favour of a better quality of life for Mexico’s citizens and a cleaner planet, said A. Gurría.

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4-December-2012

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Launch of the 2012 Development Co-operation Report “Lessons in linking sustainability and development”

Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched the 2012 Development Co-operation Report “Lessons in linking sustainability and development” at the 48th High Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee in London.

6-June-2012

English

Mekorot, the National Water Company of Israel

Today, management of water resources is one of the major challenges confronting Israel. Accelerated population growth - along with economic growth - has placed additional pressure on Israel's limited water resources but the country is at the forefront of green innovations for water management.&l

3-May-2012

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Launch of the Transport Outlook 2012

We must improve mobility policies, foster energy technology and innovation and we must go seamless to improve efficiency and connectivity of transport. It is time to act now, to design, promote and put in place better transport policies for better lives!

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29-March-2012

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Making Green Growth Deliver

We have passed the limits of our planet’s capacity to support us. It’s time for a big shift, to further advance our understanding on green growth and sustainable development, to share policy experiences and to foster a new environmental consensus, said the OECD Secretary-General.

13-March-2012

English

"Water: Meeting the Reform Challenge"

The publication "Water: Meeting the Reform Challenge" is a call for action and a guide to getting the basics of water policy right. Sustainable financing, solid governance, and policy coherence: those are the key pillars, the building blocks for successful water reform.

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12-March-2012

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“The Green Growth Challenge: No Nature, No Water, No Growth”

Water is one of the world’s most precious resources. And today, cities, farmers, industries, energy suppliers, and ecosystems are increasingly competing for their daily water needs. As a result, the costs of inadequate water management are becoming higher and higher. And not just financially – but also in terms of lost opportunities, compromised health and environmental damage.

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25-October-2011

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OECD Global Forum on Environment: Making Water Reform Happen - Opening Remarks

A persistent failure to realise the potential for better water management in the face of growing pressures (population growth, urbanisation, economic development, pollution, mismanagement, floods and droughts) attests to the need for water reform in many parts of the world, said M. Gurría.

25-October-2011

English

OECD Global Forum on Environment: Making Water Reform Happen - Launch of OECD Publications

M. Gurría stressed the urgency of water reform, the gap between the funding available and the investment needed, as well as the difficulty to bring together the main actors from different sectors to share the risks and tasks, as illustrated by the two new OECD publications launched that day

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4-October-2011

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Launch of the OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures Relating to Fossil Fuels

This Inventory provides reliable and comparable data on support or tax expenditures for fossil fuel production or use in OECD countries. Reforming fossil fuel subsidies can contribute to achieving economic and fiscal objectives, while also tackling environmental problems like climate change.

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