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SMEs are suffering under the credit crunch, with banks demanding tougher loan terms while sales weaken and debtors delay payments. How can governments help? A Round Table organised under the auspices of the OECD to discuss possible policy options will take place on 26-27 March in Turin.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Italy.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
In his remarks delivered in Rome, Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
Given that the majority of the world’s population lives in cities accounting for 60 to 80 percent of emissions, cities are key actors in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainable solutions to the global climate change challenge, according to Mr. Gurría.
- Conference on Competitive Cities and Climate Change
Governments need to put in place comprehensive strategies to make their tourism industries more competitive and work with industry and regional and local authorities to promote sustainable tourism development.
The conference on "Competitive Cities and Climate Change" was held in Milan, Italy, on 9-10 October 2008.
The objective of this conference was to share experiences on how, trough CRS strategies, public and private sector, Trade Unions and local community organisations can partner to support sustainable development at local level, with a particular focus on Russia.
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Links to sites from Italy on agri-environmental issues.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Italy and data on the environmental performance of Italian agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).