Since the last OECD environmental performance review of Ireland in 2000, environmental policies have been improved, environmental institutions strengthened, and significant investments made in environmentally-related infrastructure. However, important challenges remain, such as strengthening efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a better financial viability of water use, warned the OECD Secretary-General.
Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Mr. Gurría emphasized the OECD’s continued support of the G20, outlining our work on trade and investment, unemployment, and climate change in the wake of the financial crisis.
The fiscal consolidation challenge for Ireland is severe, the underlying budget balance having moved abruptly from surplus to a large deficit.
Following the severe contraction of the Irish economy, Gurría indicated that stabilising the financial system, tackling unemployment, and raising competitiveness will be the main economic challenges for Ireland.
Angel Gurría s'est rendu à Dublin pour le lancement de l'étude économique de l'Irlande et la présentation des conclusions et recommandations de l'examen environnemental du pays, qui sera publié en début d'année prochaine. Il a également prononcé un discours à l'institut des affaires internationales et européennes et s'est entretenu avec plusieurs hauts représentants du gouvernement.
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