The Paris floods are another call to action for the international community. Preventing such shocks from happening and limiting the damage they cause should be a public policy priority.
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This document present a brief synthesis of the costs to society of reducing CO2eq emissions in France. It is based on an examination of a broad range of policy instruments used in the electricity generation, road transport, pulp and paper, cement and household energy sectors.
The heads of the OECD, World Bank, IMF, WTO and ILO spoke about the global economic outlook as well as the European and French economies and discussed policies needed to return to growth, redress global imbalances, improve competitiveness and alleviate the social impact of the crisis.
Creating jobs and boosting growth were among the topics covered by French President François Hollande and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at their meeting at the Elysées Palace, Paris on 18 July 2012.
Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”