OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030: How much will it cost to fix the environment? - Wednesday 5 March, Oslo


28/02/2008 - The OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2030 says that global efforts to tackle the main environmental challenges - climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and risks to human health - are achievable and affordable. The report highlights key environmental problems and outlines a mix of policy solutions to address them, but warns that costs will rise significantly if action isn't taken now.

On Wednesday 5 March at 9:00 am, the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg with Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, and Norway's Minister of Environment and Development, Erik Solheim with Lorents Lorentsen, OECD Environment Director, will brief journalists on the main findings of the Environmental Outlook to 2030. This briefing will take place in the Plenumssal R4, Regjeringskvartalet, Einar Gerhardsen Plass 1, Oslo.

The news conference will be webcast live on

For further information journalists should contact either Helen Fisher, OECD Media Division (tel. + 331 45 24 80 97) or Anders Rikter, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (tel. + 47 920 84 996).

To obtain a copy of OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2030 journalists are invited to contact the OECD's Media Division.

See the official visit of the Secretary-General in Norway (4-6 March 2008)


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