Publications & Documents


  • 6-March-2008

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    Seminar on “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: International and National Perspectives”

    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.

  • 5-March-2008

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    Launch of the 2008 OECD Environmental Outlook

    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.

  • 5-March-2008

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    2008 OECD Environmental Outlook - How much will it cost to address today's key environmental problems?

    "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", OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said ...

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  • 28-February-2008

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    OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030: How much will it cost to fix the environment? - Wednesday 5 March, Oslo

    The OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2030 says that global efforts to tackle the main environmental challenges - climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and risks to human health - are achievable and affordable.

  • 13-February-2008

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    Ask the economists: Internet & development - towards a Wider World Web?

    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.

  • 21-January-2008

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    OECD work with G8 (2008 Summit)

    For the Summit in Japan, the top priorities laid down by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukada wer environment and climate change; development and Africa; the world economy; and political issues including non-proliferation.

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  • 8-January-2008

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    OECD questions Turkey's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery has serious concerns about Turkey's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

  • 12-December-2007

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    Cost of tackling climate change should be shared more fairly, says OECD Secretary-General

    Most of the action to address climate change will need to take place in developing countries, but developed countries should shoulder much of the cost, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today in a speech at the United Nations Climate Conference in Bali.

  • 12-December-2007

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    The Economics of Climate Change: The Fierce Urgency of Now

    In his speech, Mr. Gurría presented the climate change policies that should be put into place to limit further deterioration. Answering the crucial question "who pays for it", he noted that the countries who provoked climate change have a greater capacity to pay than those who joined the group of large emitters more recently.

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  • 11-December-2007

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    United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

    In his remarks, Mr. Gurría reminded that the climate is already changing and he called for immediate concerted action and a real political commitment to combat its worst impacts. He mentioned the range of economic policy options available to address this major problem.

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