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  • 17-September-2021

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann on climate finance in 2019

    Climate finance for developing countries rose to USD 79.6 billion in 2019 – OECD

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  • 30-September-2020

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    Video Message for the Biodiversity Summit

    We need to stem habitat loss from agriculture, logging and economic development and restore degraded ecosystems. We need to drastically reduce the pollution that is devastating our oceans, to curb the illegal wildlife trade and to stop the over-exploitation of natural resources

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  • 28-September-2020

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    Nature for Life Hub : Green Recovery and Green New Deals

    COVID-19 is closely linked to an unprecedented biodiversity loss. We have altered three-quarters of the world’s terrestrial surface and two-thirds of the marine environment. Ecosystem destruction and wildlife exploitation are key drivers of zoonotic diseases in humans. And around USD 44 trillion of global value added depends on nature today.

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  • 24-September-2020

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    Leaders Campaign for the Virtual Event “Nature for Life: Putting Nature at the Heart of Sustainable Development and Green Recovery”

    Nature is life! The life of countless species and intricate ecosystems that make up the biodiversity on which our own lives depend.

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  • 14-September-2020

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    Third Ministerial Council Roundtable: Making the Green Recovery Work for Jobs, Income and Growth

    While emissions are expected to drop by around 8% this year due to lockdown measures, the IPCC says that they would need to continue to drop at around the same rate every year from now until 2030 in order to stand the best chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This gives you an idea of the sheer and urgent challenge we face.

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  • 22-June-2020

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    Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High-Level Dialogue

    The OECD has been working hard to help countries navigate the pandemic and to sow the policy seeds needed to “build back better”. This is a key objective of our COVID-19 Policy Hub, which contains over 100 policy briefs, as well as a country policy tracker and extensive data.

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  • 6-June-2020

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    OECD-WWF Dialogue: Nature-Based Solutions as a Force for a Green and Resilient Recovery

    Welcome to the second World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-OECD High-level Dialogue focusing on the importance of nature-based solutions (NBS), and how they can contribute to a green and resilient recovery.

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  • 22-March-2020

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on World Water Day 2020

    Today, we are facing a global public health crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, and the world’s governments are struggling to respond. The health of so many, especially the most vulnerable, is at risk. Water and sanitation are key to combatting this crisis, with basic hygiene and hand-washing on the frontline of our defensive measures.

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  • 5-March-2020

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    Global Forum on Environment : Mainstreaming Gender and Empowering Women for Environmental Sustainability

    As we roll up our sleeves to fight the global environmental crisis and protect out planet, let’s make sure women’s voices are heard by mainstreaming gender into environmental policies and empowering women to engage in environmental policymaking and management.

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  • 24-September-2019

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    Aligning Development Co-operation with the Paris Agreement

    With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, the international community made decisive commitments to transform development and address the global climate emergency. Today, we are brought together by the conviction that these brilliant examples of multilateral cooperation must pave the way to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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