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In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.
In the 46th DAC High Level Meeting's opening session, Mr. Gurría underlined that the meeting agenda introduced major global policy challenges and reflected that globalisation is demanding increased and better global governance.
Keynote address by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, delivered at the Conference marking the 40th Anniversary of OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) on “Learning in the 21st Century: Research, Innovation and Policy”.
In his remarks delivered at the Session 1: Expanding Partnership for Development of the G8 Development Ministers’ Meeting, Mr. Gurría identified three points for discussion about development co-operation: achieving sustainable societies and economies; the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which is an important milestone in our efforts to achieve better results on development co-operation in all regions of the world; the
In his remarks delivered at the European Commission Seminar on Climate Change, M. Gurría spoke of the lead role taken by the European Union in agreeing ambitious climate goals and of the OECD support to policy makers in identifying, developing, and implementing effective and least-cost policies to tackle climate change.
In his remarks, Mr Gurría spoke of the work undertaken by the OECD and UNCTAD with developing countries aiming to define a shared understanding of healthy investment climates. The Secretary-General underlined that investment expands the economy’s productive capacity, drives job creation and economic growth, promotes innovation and trade, and ensures essential infrastructure.
In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr Gurria described the growing OECD collaboration with China, highlighting the benefits for China, the Organisation and for the world economy as a whole.
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.
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.