Italy should enforce tougher restrictions on building in areas that risk earthquakes or forest fires and impose tougher sanctions on violations in the face of a growing threat of natural disasters due to climate change, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting a new OECD report in Rome.
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The articles contained in this issue were written for the Bioeconomy to 2030 project. They provide evidence-based projections of biotechnologies - the building blocks of the bioeconomy - up to 2015 in agriculture and health.
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This report looks at innovative practices in the management of risk in six countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore. It focuses on recent developments in risk management at central government level such as approaches to multi-risk identification and assessment, and methods to prioritise investments in mitigation activities.
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The purpose of this Project is to bring together experts from the public and private sector to take stock of the long-term opportunities and challenges facing transcontinental infrastructure worldwide...
This book explores the social, economic and environmental forces that may combine to attract migrants of various types and backgrounds to OECD countries, as well as those that may persuade migrants to leave their countries or to stay at home.
A new OECD report, The Bioeconomy to 2030: Designing a Policy Agenda, examines the role of biotechnology in the global economy over the next two decades and outlines policies that could maximize its benefits.
The biological sciences are adding value to a host of products and services, producing what some have labelled the “bioeconomy”.
The OECD International Future’s Programme is preparing an expert’s workshop to take place in October 2008 to explore the main factors shaping the global migration landscape over the next 20-25 years. The aim of the workshop is to begin a process to equip decision makers with an enhanced understanding of the complexities and wider context of future migration flows, so that they may better manage the economic and social implications of
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This paper paints a richly detailed picture of the space industry, its downstream service activities, and its wider economic and social impacts.