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.
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).
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Prestazione ambientale dell’agricoltura nell’oecd dal 1990: Italia : sezione nazionale
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The design of a flexible school for early childhood eduction in Milan, Italy, takes into account children’s development and the different ways they experience space according to their age.
OECD governments could boost economic growth and help create jobs if local agencies and authorities had more power and autonomy to adjust employment and training programmes to meet local needs, concluded OECD employment ministers attending a high level conference in Venice, Italy.
Should central government leave regional development to local policy makers? Employment ministers from OECD countries, including Finland, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, addressed such questions at a conference in Venice, Italy, from 17-19 April 2008.