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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría condemned the attack that occurred yesterday in Toulouse, Southern France, which resulted in the death of three children and a teacher outside their school.
The publication "Water: Meeting the Reform Challenge" is a call for action and a guide to getting the basics of water policy right. Sustainable financing, solid governance, and policy coherence: those are the key pillars, the building blocks for successful water reform.
Water is one of the world’s most precious resources. And today, cities, farmers, industries, energy suppliers, and ecosystems are increasingly competing for their daily water needs. As a result, the costs of inadequate water management are becoming higher and higher. And not just financially – but also in terms of lost opportunities, compromised health and environmental damage.
Cutting the public deficit through a stricter budgeting framework and improving the housing market with taxation and funding reforms are among the recommendations in the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of France.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría reaffirmed the Organisation's support to G20 at an event to mark the OECD 50th anniversary and the start of the French G20 presidency.
Commentant la Présidence future du G20 par la France, M. Gurría souligne que si l'édifice économique mondial ne s'est pas effondré pendant la crise, c'est le résultat d'une mobilisation et coordination des gouvernements sans précédent et que le G20 en a été le théâtre principal.
In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.
"We need to reform international finance so that it plays its essential role in supporting economic activity -- and does not provoke another systemic crisis. But we have to ask ourselves, do we have the right global governance mechanisms to address these issues in an effective way? " said A. Gurría at colloque on “Refondation du système monétaire et financier international”.
In his remarks delivered at the European Commission Seminar on Climate Change, M. Gurría spoke of the lead role taken by the European Union in agreeing ambitious climate goals and of the OECD support to policy makers in identifying, developing, and implementing effective and least-cost policies to tackle climate change.