Watch this recording of the 2011 OECD Forum session on innovation and stimulating change with Simon Brooks, European Investment Bank; Marie-Louise Knuppert, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions; and Björn Stigson, World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
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This report, “Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risks”, considers what types of cyberattacks, or combination of attacks and other large scale disruptions, hold potential for causing a global shock.
Information technology (IT) and the Internet are major drivers of research, innovation, growth and social change. The 2010 edition of the OECD Information Technology Outlook analyses the economic crisis and recovery, and suggests that the outlook for IT goods and services industries is good after weathering a turbulent economic period better than during the crisis at the beginning of the 2000s. The industry continues to restructure, with non-OECD economies, particularly China and India, major suppliers of information and communications technology-related goods and services.
The role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in tackling environmental problems and climate change is analysed extensively, with emphasis on the role of ICTs in enabling more widespread improvements in environmental performance across the economy and in underpinning systemic changes in behaviour.
Recent trends in OECD ICT policies are analysed to see if they are rising to new challenges in the recovery. Priorities are now on getting the economy moving, focusing on ICT skills and employment, broadband diffusion, ICT R&D and venture finance, and a major new emphasis on using ICTs to tackle environmental problems and climate change.
Plan Avanza, Spain’s national Information Society strategy, has helped it into the knowledge economy. This book identifies areas on which Spain should continue work.
The OECD Factbook is the best-selling, innovative title from the OECD. It provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, presenting them clearly and concisely, and in a range of user-friendly formats.
The Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a team of OECD experts were in Copenhagen at the UN Summit on Climate Change (7-18 December 2009) to share analysis and policy advice.
The OECD is to work with developed and developing countries and international organisations to improve policies for the Internet economy and increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security.
What benefits would the Internet bring to the developing world? A live online question and answer session is taking place now until 16.00 Paris time (15.00 GMT) on Thursday 21 February 2008.