The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will host a high-level OECD conference on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance on 27-28 May 2009 in Helsingør, Denmark.
Mr. Gurría's opening speech at the Conference on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change in Denmark on 27-28 May 2009 focused on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance.
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The 2009 edition brings together the latest available economic and activity data on biotechnology and innovation for 22 OECD members and four non-member countries. It builds on the extensive work of the OECD and national experts to improve the comparability of biotechnology statistics.
This report analyses government programmes and business initiatives on ICT and the environment to address environmental challenges, particularly global warming and energy use.
This paper argues that policy makers need to evaluate the costs and benefits of any public investment in telecommunication infrastructure and select projects which can stimulate current demand but simultaneously expand the productive capacity of the economy in the longer term.