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“Energy, Environment, Climate Change: Unlocking the Potential for Innovation”


Speaking to the Energy Leaders Summit in London today, OECD Secretary-General A. Gurría warned that the cost of ambitious emissions reductions will be higher than previously estimated. He noted, however, that it is still more affordable than the costs and consequences of inaction. He stressed that we need to use the right mix of policies, including putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions and developing new low-carbon technologies.

Be more purposeful in guiding tertiary education, OECD tells governments


In today’s knowledge-driven global economy, countries need to build on tertiary education to generate innovation, sustain competitiveness and boost economic growth.  A new OECD report, Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society, offers policy recommendations to help meet these goals.

Tailor immigration policies to future needs, says OECD


OECD countries should adapt their labour migration policies more closely to likely future demand for workers in all areas of their economies, opening up to lower-skilled workers as well as to those with high skills, according to OECD's International Migration Outlook 2008.

Soaring student numbers pose funding and quality challenges for universities in OECD countries


Education at a Glance 2008 shows that with more and more high-school graduates going on to university, governments face tough decisions on funding and quality standards to ensure that their education systems respond adequately to booming demand for degrees.

Weak activity to continue throughout 2008 - Interim economic assessment


Financial market turmoil, the bursting of the housing bubble and high commodity prices continue to weigh on global economic growth, according to OECD’s latest interim economic assessment of the G7 countries.

Doha trade negotiations: Let’s Go the Last Mile, says OECD’s Gurría


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has called on the participants in negotiations for a new multilateral trade agreement to “go the last mile” and bring the World Trade Organization’s Doha round to a successful conclusion.

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