In his speech to OECD Ambassadors, the President of Iceland discussed how Iceland could offer lessons on the nature of a clean energy economy; and presented some insights from Iceland's recent challenges in dealing with the financial crisis.
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Presentation for the CGDD-OECD Seminar on the assessment of ecosystem services and its use for public policies.
To sum-up, Green and Growth can and should go together, but we need to put the right policies in place. The OECD is working to help countries reconcile fighting climate change with strengthening the economy and creating jobs.
Dans ce discours, Angel Gurría rappelle que l’approche économique de l’eau, repose en priorité sur des institutions solides et une bonne gouvernance, notamment des politiques appropriées en matière de: gestion de la ressource en eau, financement des infrastructures liées à l’eau et tarification de l’eau et des services associés.
After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...
Powerpoint Presentations made during the OECD Expert Meeting “Sustainable Financing for Affordable Water Services"
Discurso do Exmo. Senhor Angel Gurría, Secretário Geral da Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE). Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, Lisboa, 2 de Maio de 2007.
The high price of some new non-polluting energy technologies makes it hard for them to compete with traditional energy sources. To curb industrial pollution, many OECD countries have intrduced poollution taxes.
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L’OCDE et l’ONU : garantir l’accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement
The OECD held an official side event and book launch on mainstreaming responses to climate change in development planning and assistance at the 2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal, Canada.