Speeches / Presentations


  • 14-October-2009

    English

    Climate change: the biggest threat to economic recovery

    After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...

  • 5-octobre-2009

    Français

    Sommet du G20 : Cadre pour une croissance forte, durable et équilibrée

    Le Sécrétaire-général M. Gurría a souligné la nécessité de s'accorder sur des objectifs internationaux communs dans des domaines tels que l'innovation et la croissance verte prédisant qu'"ils pourraient devenir l'axe majeur pour l'élaboration du volet structurel du Cadre du G20".

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  • 19-September-2009

    English

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries

    In his remarks to the informal ministerial meeting on climate change, Mr. Gurría underlined that the difficult part is working out what exactly is a “fair share” of GHG mitigation in order to reach a successful agreement in Copenhagen.

  • 18-September-2009

    English

    The economics of climate change mitigation

    Climate change is the greatest collective challenge that we have ever faced and the world needs a significant reduction in global emissions from current levels. Many developed countries have already committed to reduce GHG emissions in the near-term, but the targets must be more ambitious. At the COP15 Conference in Copenhagen, we have a unique opportunity to address this threat but many questions still remain without answers,

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  • 9-juin-2009

    Français

    Du gris au vert : vers un avenir sobre en carbone

    S'exprimant à l'occasion du Forum économique international des Amériques, M. Gurría a affirmé que la crise économique ne devait pas servir de prétexte pour reporter la mise en place de mesures ambitieuses face au changement climatique et aux autres défis environnementaux mais être envisagée, au contraire, comme un tremplin vers une économie mondiale plus verte et durable. Selon le Secrétaire général, un changement fondamental semble

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  • 28-May-2009

    English

    The role of ODA in the area of climate change

    Current financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation is clearly insufficient and the development co-operation community needs to think through its implications and come up with forceful responses, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 20-April-2009

    English

    Nuclear energy in the 21st Century

    Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy mix for the 21st century. Joining forces to allow nations safe and secure access to nuclear power is critical to rise to the challenge of energy security.

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  • 17-mars-2009

    Français

    Lancement du rapport de l’OCDE « De l’eau pour tous : Perspectives de l’OCDE sur la tarification et le financement »

    Un milliard d’êtres humains ne disposent pas d’eau potable et 2.5 milliards n’ont pas accès à des services d’assainissement de base, causant chaque année 1.5 million de décès évitables d’enfants. Alors que les gouvernements mettent en place des plans d'urgence pour répondre à la crise, nous devons garder à l'esprit que l’eau reste notre bien le plus essentiel et trouver des approches inédites et novatrices pour permettre à tous

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  • 17-March-2009

    English

    The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

    The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of

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  • 29-January-2009

    English

    Managing our future water needs: What can be done to provide the right incentives?

    In a world where advance-countries will have to increase their water spending by huge proportions to maintain existing level of service, and the developing countries have huge supply and sanitation challenges to meet, it is fundamental to have good water management practices, according to Mr. Gurría.

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