According to A. Gurría, climate change is a global challenge demanding a global solution. The will to implement the policies that will bring us to a low-carbon future is gaining momentum. Now is the time to reach a climate agreement. Doing so will require the commitment of all stakeholders.
In his remarks at the 13th World Water Congress, Mr. Gurría underlined that managing and securing access to water and sanitation for all is one of the world’s biggest challenges and needs a global response.
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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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.