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The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development - Financing and Pricing Water: The Role of Government Policies, the Private Sector and Civil Society was held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 1-2 December 2008.
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The OECD will sponsor a panel discussion on “Are OECD Policies Contributing to Global Agricultural Sustainability? at the 16th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD-16) in New York, USA.
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This report summarises the OECD's cross-cutting work on gender and aims to increase understanding of the role of women in maintaining the three pillars – economic, social and environmental – of sustainable development.
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The free brochure, "Energy for Sustainable Development", compiles policy recommendations from the OECD and its sister agencies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), as a contribution to UNCSD-15.
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Read all about the range of OECD sustainable development studies and activities in the "2006 Annual Report on Sustainable Development Work in the OECD".
The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement, will discuss how governments in developing countries can work with local private water companies to provide affordable safe water and basic sanitation.
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This annual report contains the review of 2005 OECD activities and studies relating to sustainable development. Although cross-cutting work is increasing, the OECD could do more to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, environmental and social – in its analyses.
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All countries should have national sustainable development strategies in place, but many still lack strategies and others fall short of good practices in terms of long-term perspectives, integrated government approaches, consultation with stakeholders, realistic targets, etc.
These proceedings present an overview of approaches for assessing subsidies and associated taxes and look at country experiences in reforming subsidies in agriculture, fisheries, industry and transport.
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The concept of sustainable development encompasses three dimensions of welfare - economic, environmental and social - and involves complex synergies and trade -offs among them. This Statistics Brief presents an update on progress in the development of indicators of sustainable development and describes some of the challenges that lie ahead.