This year the United Nations has officially declared 19 November World Toilet Day to raise awareness of the sanitation crisis faced by millions every day. Similarly, the OECD places great importance on the issue of water and sanitation. It has undertaken significant work on the issue to help promote global awareness, encourage action and propose viable solutions.
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.
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.