Speeches / Presentations

  • 16-December-2009


    Cities matter to the global climate policy agenda

    Today, the OECD is actively working with governments to highlight the role of cities to deliver cost-effective policy responses to climate change. Cities are centers of innovation and can advance clean energy systems, sustainable transportation and waste management to reduce greenhouse gases.

  • 9-November-2009


    Restoring growth in a post-bailout era: the crucial contribution of cities

    After two years of bad news and trillions of dollars of losses, the global economy is now stabilising. The challenge is to move from a policy-based recovery to self-sustained growth. How can cities, the main economic engines of this world, contribute to build stronger, cleaner and fairer economies?

  • 31-March-2009


    A new role for regional policy: local responses for a global crisis

    Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the territorial development policy committee, Mr. Gurría affirmed that urban and rural regions have a core role to play in promoting sustainable growth. Mayors and regional officials are leading efforts to encourage public transportation, implement climate change action plans, and curb air pollution.

  • 21-March-2009


    Press Launch of the Rural Policy Review of China

    Mr. Gurría presented in Beijing the first OECD Rural Policy Review of China whose topic is how to build a more diversified rural economy; how can China further stimulate economic activity and overall socioeconomic development in rural areas.

  • 16-February-2009


    Presentation of the study on Spain's rural policy

    In his remarks, Mr. Gurría underlined that the productivity in the rural sector has grown faster in Spain than the European average since the second half of 1990s, and the country has produced the third largest expansion in agricultural output among all OECD countries.

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  • 16-February-2009


    Presentación del estudio de política rural de España

    En sus observaciones, Angel Gurría destacó la admirable capacidad de España para transformar su política rural durante los últimos diez años, aumentando la productividad del sector rural español por encima de la media Europea.

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  • 23-December-2008


    Regional development and global challenges

    The Territorial Development Policy Committee met to discuss how regional policies can address global challenges. Mark Drabenstott, Director of the RUPRI Center for Regional Competitiveness, University of Missouri, US, and TDPC Chair, tells the regional policy story.

  • 10-October-2008


    OECD Roundtable on Urban Strategy of Mayors and Ministers on “Competitive Cities and Climate Change”: Remarks by Angel Gurría

    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.

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  • 22-January-2007


    Globalising Cities and Regions - Rethinking the Urban and Regional Policy Agenda

    Angel Gurría addressed the importance of local initiatives and regional development in helping countries adapt to the challenges of globalisation and technological change in his speech delivered at the Danish Growth Council.

  • 11-February-2004

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    Presentation in Trento by Xavier Greffe

    Download Mr. Xavier Greffe's presentation on Local Governance and Partnerships. This paper was presentated during the inauguration of the LEED Trento Centre.

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