Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen and others to discuss highlights of the forthcoming OECD report on local green growth, as part of our efforts to develop more effective tools for measuring cities’ progress and monitoring the impact of green policies.
The Negev region has the potential to deliver real and tangible benefits for regional development, green growth and social inclusion. The report explains how the region can exploit its existing strenghts and competitive advantages, including a niche in research, demonstration and testing in renewable energies and water efficiency.
Well coordinated urban policies should help reap the full benefits of structural reforms by reducing strong territorial disparities, said A. Gurría at the at launch of the National Urban Policy Review of Korea.
Chicago is at a tipping point: despite economic strengths, it faces considerable challenges to compete in the “Premier League” of world-class cities, warns the OECD Secretary-General.
Tackling the economic crisis, implementing structural reforms, generating jobs, mitigating climate change and reversing inequality are huge challenges that we can overcome if we work together, said OECD Secretary-General.
Green and Growth can go together, provided that the appropriate framework and the right economic and regulatory incentives are in place to encourage sustainable use of our resources and the environment, said Angel Gurría.
Chihuahua se encuentra en un momento definitorio. Requiere de una transformación profunda. La promoción de un modelo de desarrollo impulsado por la inversión extranjera ha sido muy importante en décadas pasadas, pero ya llegó el momento de construir un desarrollo endógeno fuerte, estable, limpio y duradero.
In the current difficult economic environment, regions are important centres of gravity in a country’s economy. Their comparative advantages, endowments and overall dynamism can be powerful sources of growth and prosperity nation-wide, said OECD Secretary-General.
The European Union faces serious challenges today, with public finances in poor shape, weak long-term growth prospects and an unemployment level close to 10%. In this context, the regional policy can play a crucial role to unleash the growth potential of our economies, says OECD Secretary-General.
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Read the speech by OECD Deputy Secretary General, Aart de Geus, during the opening session of the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Bahrain on 9-11 January 2011.