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The 66th session of the Steel Committee took place in Paris on 8-9 June 2009.
In his remarks delivered at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurría affirmed that innovation will be the key to foster economic growth and to tackle the major global and social challenges of our time: persistent poverty, unemployment, climate change, water management, and health care.
The conference aimed to help policy makers understand sensor networks and their potential to help address global challenges. It will explore the conditions for and consequences of innovation in this area including economic aspects, privacy and information security as well as infrastructure issues.
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.
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The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance, competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth.
The focus of this paper is to provide an overview of developments in broadband power line technologies and related policy issues.
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OECD Conference "ICTs, Environment, Climate Change". Main session messages.
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Summary of OECD Conference "ICTs, the environment and climate change”, Helsingor, Denmark, 27-28 May 2009.
OECD work on Information and communication technologies to improve environmental performance and tackle climate change is a key element to spur green growth in the economic crisis.