The workshop brought together government, the private sector, IGO's, NGO’s and other experts and practitioners, so as to exchange experience and lessons learned on the key opportunities and challenges associated with biodiversity offset schemes.
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.
The OECD participated in this annual event held in Stockholm (1-5 September 2013) where two major reports "Water Security for Better Lives" and "Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters" were launched by the OECD's Secretary-General, Angel Gurría.
This publication examines the critical issues surrounding water security (water shortage, water excess, inadequate water quality, the resilience of freshwater systems), providing a rationale for a risk-based approach and the management of trade-offs between water and other (sectoral and environmental) policies.
The report sets out a three-step process to “know”, “target” and “manage” water risks: (1) appraising the risks, (2) judging the tolerability and acceptability of risks and weighing risk-risk trade-offs, and (3) calibrating appropriate responses.
The publication provides policy analysis and guidance on the use of market-based instruments and the complex links between water security and other policy objectives, such as food security, energy security, climate mitigation and biodiversity protection.
Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050.
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Mise à jour des travaux en cours et à paraître pour 2013-2014 du projet sur l'eau.
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Presentation for the CGDD-OECD Seminar on the assessment of ecosystem services and its use for public policies.
La découverte par Curiosity, le robot de la NASA, de preuves que de l’eau a coulé dans le passé sur la planète Mars, suscite de nombreuses questions.
La 11ème réunion de la Conférence des Parties (COP11) à Hyderabad, en Inde, du 8 au 19 octobre 2012.
Les ministres ont examiné la mise en œuvre de la Stratégie de l'environnement, ont discuté des priorités à mener sur la base des Perspectives à l'horizon 2050 et ont adopté des conclusions qui serviront de contribution pour la Conférence Rio+20.