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  • 2-May-2019

    English

    Presentation of the OECD “Financing Climate Futures” report

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The number of countries alarmed by the seriousness of this phenomenon is increasing every day. More than 180 nations ratified the Paris Agreement. They recognised the need for immediate action. However, efforts to achieve global climate goals remain insufficient.

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  • 24-January-2019

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    “What will a changing ocean mean to us, our jobs and markets?”

    The iconic ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau once said “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”

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  • 12-December-2018

    English

    Aligning Development Co operation with the Objectives of the Paris Agreement

    The landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of our future if climate change continues to intensify. This year’s extreme weather events – record breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains, major tropical storms, diminishing Arctic sea ice – could soon become our daily reality. With only 12 years left to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees, we need to take bold and decisive action.

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  • 12-December-2018

    English

    OECD-UN Environment FI Event: Aligning Finance with the Goals of the Paris Agreement

    We are facing a climate emergency. The special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that, without bold and urgent climate action, global warming will reach 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030. That’s barely 12 years away!

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  • 7-November-2018

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    Achieving responsible, effective and inclusive multilateralism

    The rising tide of protectionist measures, which we are witnessing, is harmful and costly. Recent OECD data has estimated that each dollar of new tariffs costs global households 40 cents, while each dollar of tariff reduction adds 90 cents to global household incomes.

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  • 25-September-2018

    English

    Launch of the Financing Climate Futures initiative

    I am delighted to be here this evening to kick off the launch of the joint OECD, World Bank and UN Environment initiative Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure.

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  • 21-March-2018

    English

    Presentation of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

    My sincerest thanks to the Jury of the Prize, the President and Honorary President of the World Water Council, and to the dedicated team who have been working to advance the water agenda with me at the OECD. Many of them are here, and I share this prize with them.

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  • 21-March-2018

    English

    Development Finance to reach SDG 6 - Event on Perspectives from International Development Banks

    It is a great pleasure to open this session on the role of development finance to achieve the water Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6).

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  • 12-December-2017

    English

    One Planet Summit: Investing in climate, investing in growth through green budgeting and clean energy finance

    Our response to the climate challenge will define our collective future for generations to come. We must act. We must act swiftly, collectively, and decisively.

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  • 11-December-2017

    English

    The High Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low Carbon Transition

    One focus of tomorrow’s One Planet Summit, organised by President Macron, is “to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change.”

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