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The biological sciences are adding value to a host of products and services, producing what some have labelled the “bioeconomy”.
Mr. Gurría's opening speech at the Conference on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change in Denmark on 27-28 May 2009 focused on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance.
The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will host a high-level OECD conference on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance on 27-28 May 2009 in Helsingør, Denmark.
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For the bioeconomy to succeed, considerable uncertainties and global challenges will need to
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The 2009 edition brings together the latest available economic and activity data on biotechnology and innovation for 22 OECD members and four non-member countries. It builds on the extensive work of the OECD and national experts to improve the comparability of biotechnology statistics.
This report analyses government programmes and business initiatives on ICT and the environment to address environmental challenges, particularly global warming and energy use.
This paper argues that policy makers need to evaluate the costs and benefits of any public investment in telecommunication infrastructure and select projects which can stimulate current demand but simultaneously expand the productive capacity of the economy in the longer term.
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This short guide provides practical recommendations and tools to help in the investigation of possible cases of research misconduct in international research collaborations.
The widespread recession is increasingly threatening consumer wealth. The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy provides guidelines to create policy and legislation to protect and empower consumers towards the recovery.
In recent years, the need to address social and environmental challenges has grown in urgency. Climate change, energy supply and security, agriculture and food security, and water are some of the global challenges that have received increasing attention of the highest political level.