Speeches


  • 22-December-2015

    English

    OECD’s Gurría welcomes WTO agreements

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the World Trade Organization and its members for their accomplishments at the 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi.

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  • 14-December-2015

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    Beyond COP21: Boosting systems innovation for green growth

    The hard work starts now. The Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to cut emissions submitted by 160 countries – even if fully implemented – do not add up to the level of emissions reduction needed to keep the global average temperature rises below 2 degrees. So how can we close this emissions gap?

  • 12-December-2015

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    Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

    This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

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  • 10-December-2015

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    Getting the most out of corporate climate change disclosure

    We have more and more evidence about the risks that climate change poses to our planet. But climate change also threatens the long-term health and stability of financial markets and the global economy. And we don’t know nearly enough to understand and measure these risks.

  • 10-December-2015

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    Rethinking fiduciary duty for a more sustainable planet

    If we want to get serious about unlocking green investment, we need to get serious about systematically integrating climate risks into our understanding of fiduciary duty.

  • 9-December-2015

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    Pathway to a low-carbon economy: Remarks at OECD-University of Cambridge COP21 side event

    The starting point is clear: our economies have been hard-wired around fossil fuels for well over a century. This hard-wiring is evident in our physical infrastructure. Perhaps less obvious, but equally problematic, it is also evident in our policies, regulations and institutions.

  • 6-December-2015

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    Leading the world towards a green economy: Remarks at IPU Parliamentary Meeting

    At the OECD we are doing everything in our power to help governments drive both growth and environmental sustainability.

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  • 4-December-2015

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    Remarks at GLOBE COP21 Legislators Summit

    Continuing down the carbon path will only lead us to a more vulnerable world; a world where rising risk from climate disaster and its financial liabilities are increasingly tied to out-of-date infrastructure, especially in those places least equipped to cope. I therefore applaud Globe’s emphasis on a coordinated approach to the 2015 agenda.

  • 1-December-2015

    English

    Special Meeting of the OECD Council – Introduction of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

    President Santos’ leadership and vision have been instrumental in guiding Colombia through a series of ambitious reforms to improve governance, make the public sector more effective, modernise the economy, and make growth more sustainable and inclusive.

  • 30-November-2015

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    COP21 Carbon Pricing Panel closing statement

    Today, world leaders have called on all countries and businesses to put a price on carbon. I salute that call. The OECD has long advocated for strong, credible, predictable prices on carbon as the cornerstone of cost-effective emissions reductions.

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