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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.
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Origines, objectives, participants and activities of the OECD Forum on Space Economics are described in this note.
Injuries from falls among the elderly are set to become a major social and economic problem in the years to come. In Europe alone some 50 000 older people die of fall injuries every year.
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Of all natural hazards, flooding causes the greatest damage in OECD countries, particularly in France.
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Floods and flood-related disasters, such as landslides, are a traditional and serious risk in Japan. In the 1940s and 50s, after flood disasters took thousands of lives, the creation of a comprehensive flood risk management programme led to a dramatic reduction in human casualties.
Infrastructure systems play a vital role in economic and social development, ensuring the delivery of goods and services that promote economic prosperity and growth and contribute to quality of life. The book assesses infrastructure business models and presents policy recommendations.
Infrastructures are the very foundation of modern economies and societies Energy, transport, water, telecommunications, all will continue to be essential to future development and growth.The second volume of this publication was released in 2007.
The full glossary as well as smaller sections and other webpages with biotechnology terminology are available.
The bioeconomy, a new concept, covers a broad range of economic activities, each benefiting from new discoveries, and the related products and services arising out of the biosciences.