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The objective of the Framework is to encourage policy-makers to ask appropriate questions about their environment-related policies and institutions (including the integration of environmental concerns in other policy fields), as a way of moving toward more effective and efficient (i.e. integrated) outcomes over time.
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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.
New Zealand’s living standards remain well below the OECD average, a situation attributable to low productivity, which in turn is related to economic geography as well as structural policy factors.
This report examines the links between environmental innovation and globalisation, drawing upon interviews with representatives from both governments and companies. The report and its case studies focus on innovation in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This publication provides an analytical framework adapted to the West African context, as well as an action framework based on the facts and realities in the field in order to improve the coherence of fisheries policies in West Africa.
This report discusses environmentally harmful subsidies in the transport sector, with the aim of helping policy-makers better understand the broad literature available on this issue.
Fisheries governance may be improved by introducing strong property rights, devolving rights and responsibilities to user groups, and using cost recovery and sustainable financing mechanisms,according to the political economy perspective presented in this paper.
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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.
In this seminar organised by the Norwegian government, Mr. Gurría reminded that achieving ambitious climate stabilisation goals is possible provided all major emitting countries and sectors act immediately. He underlined that this will require significant changes in how we consume and how we produce but doing nothing is not an option, because the costs and consequences are a multiple of the known costs of action.
At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction.