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This Forum on 27-28 November 2014 in Paris and has identified three areas that can contribute to more integrated policy-making: improving knowledge of the interactions between the different dimensions; sending the right policy and price signals to users and financiers; and plugging the nexus into the broader development agenda, in particular in the context of post-2015 discussions.
The 2014 Forum will examine the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies and their impact on employment, skills and income.
Despite large and growing investments in knowledge and innovation, productivity growth in many countries has slowed in recent years. At the same time, the urgent need for more rapid innovation (including its uptake and diffusion) in several key areas, such as in environment. This joint OECD-NBER workshop on 25-26 September 2014 will bring together academic experts to consider these challenges.
The OECD Headquarters was open to the general public for the Journées du Patrimoine on 20-21 September 2014.
The French Prime Minister, Mr Manuel Valls, received the OECD Secretary-General for a bilateral meeting at Hôtel Matignon. During the meeting, Secretary-General Gurria offered further OECD support to help the French Government in its reforms to enhance competitiveness, productivity and growth.
The Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) aimed to promote dialogue on the role of green investment banks, which are domestically-focused public institutions that use limited public capital to leverage or “crowd-in” private capital, including from institutional investors, for green infrastructure investment.
The policy forum officially launches the conceptual framework to the public and offers an opportunity for participants to discuss the key issues for emerging Asia: housing, buildings and energy, land use and transport, water and waste management, green goods and services.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría is attending a meeting that Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, is hosting with the Heads of International Organisations at The Elysée Palace. Attendees will discuss the current global economic outlook, as well specific aspects of the European and French economies.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Strasbourg on 1st October 2013 to attend the “Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the Activities of the OECD”.
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for 2015 is now OPEN. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.