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  • Environment: The long flight towards clean aviation

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    19 February 2018

    The Paris climate summit in November 2015 was a great diplomatic success but aviation, like shipping, was not included in the final agreement. International air transport currently represents about 1.5% of all man-made emissions, though with a projected doubling of demand for air travel over the next 10-20 years, action had to be taken.

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  • Tax: Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change

    14 February 2018

    Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance on energy taxation is needed to strengthen efforts to tackle the principal source of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, according to Taxing Energy Use 2018.

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  • Development: Making blended finance work

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    2 February 2018

    More resources must be mobilised to end extreme poverty and mitigate the effects of climate change, and for this a mix of different forms of capital may be needed. But while this so-called blended finance is emerging as a popular solution to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals, there are risks to be careful about.

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  • Tax: More countries sign landmark global tax agreement

    25 January 2018

    The fight against tax evasion is gaining further momentum as Barbados, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama and Tunisia signed the BEPS Multilateral Convention on 24 January, bringing the total number of signatories to 78. The Convention strengthens existing tax treaties and reduces opportunities for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.

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  • Environment: Major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin requires better management

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    24 January 2018

    With the River Seine rising again, Paris must streamline governance and financing to deal with floods. Action to prevent major flooding in the French capital and surrounding region has improved markedly, but urban and territorial planning still needs to be better adapted and long-term funding clarified, a new OECD report says.

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  • OECD Ministerial Conference on small and medium-sized enterprises

    Enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to scale up, access diversified financing instruments, and participate in the global economy are some of the key topics of the OECD Ministerial Conference “Strengthening SMEs and entrepreneurship for productivity and inclusive growth” in Mexico City, 22-23 February.

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  • How’s life? 2017: Measuring Well-being


    Fault lines run through our society, with divisions by income, age, where you were born, your gender and your education all affecting well-being and opportunities. The OECD’s latest How’s Life? report takes a close look at these challenges.

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  • Planting better forests for a changing future


    Forests are essential for fighting climate change, but planting and managing them is not as easy as it might sound, as the OECD Forest Scheme shows. Watch the video.

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