Speeches / Presentations

  • 25-October-2011


    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


    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


    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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  • 6-July-2011


    Better policies for an inclusive and green world economy

    The OECD @ 50 strives to improve the prospects of growth and welfare in Member and partner countries, encourages civic participation and equality of opportunities, and seeks to realign the economy with the environment, said Angel Gurría.

  • 20-June-2011


    Green Growth for an Inclusive World Economy

    "The success of green growth will depend on whether it is a shared global agenda. Many developing countries are not yet fully equipped to introduce new ‘greener’ policies and tap into the benefits of a green future", declared Mr Gurría at the Global Green Growth Summit.

  • 25-May-2011


    Green and Growth go together

    Mr. Gurría declared that the Green Growth strategy provides an actionable framework for addressing the twin challenges of expanding economic opportunities, while reducing environmental pressures that could seriously undermine our ability to seize those opportunities.

  • 4-mai-2011


    Hacia una economía verde: Cómo puede contribuir el sector energético español a luchar contra el cambio climático

    Nuestras economías requieren un cambio de motor. La era del carbón está desahuciada. Las energías renovables son el único futuro viable si queremos proteger la vida. España tiene que liderar esta transformación, convirtiendo al medio ambiente y al crecimiento verde en su nuevo motor.

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  • 21-March-2011


    CHINA: New era of opening up

    The single most important challenge China is facing is that of the shift from export-led growth to an economic and growth model driven by domestic consumption and a better quality of life for its citizens, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 11-February-2011


    Green Growth

    The aim of the OECD Green Growth Strategy is to provide a clear framework for how countries can achieve economic growth and development while at the same time preventing costly environmental degradation, climate change and inefficient use of natural resources.

  • 10-February-2011


    OECD Roundtable on Sustainable Growth

    At this roundtable, M. Gurría concluded that the topic of fairness and intergenerational solidarity is an essential part of our responsibility today and will be essential for the creation of a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy tomorrow.

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