Publications & Documents


  • 12-March-2012

    English

    “The Green Growth Challenge: No Nature, No Water, No Growth”

    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.

  • 8-March-2012

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    Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

    The need to reform water policies is as urgent as ever. Water is essential for economic growth, human health, and the environment. Yet governments around the world face significant challenges in managing their water resources effectively. The problems are multiple and complex: billions of people are still without access to safe water and adequate sanitation; competition for water is increasing among the different uses and users; and major investment is required to maintain and improve water infrastructure in OECD and non-OECD countries.   Despite progress on many fronts, governments around the world are still confronted with the need to reform their existing water policies in order to meet current objectives and future challenges. Building on the water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines three fundamental areas that need to be addressed whatever reform agendas are pursued by governments: financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements that are in place; and coherence between water policies and policies in place in other sectors of the economy. The report provides governments with practical advice and policy tools to pursue urgent reform in their water sectors.
  • 8-February-2012

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    Green Growth: Making it Happen

    Faced with low growth, high unemployment and weak public finances, countries need to pursue new strategies to put the global recovery back on track. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría says green growth can boost productivity, create jobs and help build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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  • 26-January-2012

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    Enhancing Capacity for Greening Development

    This policy guidance outlines a number of steps to be considered when building capacity for greening national development planning, national budgetary processes and key economic sector strategies.

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  • 16-January-2012

    English

    Energy

    The OECD Green Growth Strategy aims to provide concrete recommendations and measurement tools, including indicators, to support countries’ efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which well-being relies. The strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development. This report was coordinated with the International Energy Agency (IEA).

    This report looks at the role of the energy sector in moving towards a green growth model and the policies to facilitate the transition.  Together with innovation,  going green can be a long-term driver for economic growth, through, for example, investing in renewable energy and improved efficiency in the use of energy and materials. 

  • 12-January-2012

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    Summary Enhancing Capacity: A Basis for Greening Development

    This is a summary of OECD publication "Greening Development: Enhancing Capacity for Environmental Management and Governance"

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  • 11-January-2012

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    Discurso Inaugural de la Conferencia de la Plataforma de Conocimientos sobre el Crecimiento Verde (GGKP)

    Crecimiento y medio ambiente no sólo pueden ir de la mano, tienen que ir de la mano. El crecimiento verde no sólo es impostergable, también puede ser nuestra salvación económica.

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  • 11-January-2012

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    Enabling Local Green Growth: Addressing Climate Change Effects on Employment and Local Development

    This report summarises the analysis, findings and policy recommendations from the project on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development undertaken by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.

  • 16-December-2011

    English

    Green growth and energy efficiency

    In order to change the ways we produce, deliver and consume energy, governments can make immediate policy changes to promote energy-saving using existing measures, as well as longer-term efforts to improve infrastructure while using less energy, and to ensure better social and economic outcomes.

  • 25-October-2011

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    Below the water line

    Investing in and managing water and sanitation is a complex challenge. In the context of the Global Forum on Environment this week, OECD looks at the financial realities of funding water infrastructure.

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