“Environment and Global Competiveness” is the theme of the 2008 OECD environment ministers meeting (Meeting of OECD Environment Policy Committee at Ministerial Level), which will take place 28-29 April. Among the highlights, ministers will discuss the results of the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030, to be released on 5 March. Policy discussions will likely touch on environmental priorities for the coming decades, environmental co-operation with major emerging economies, competitiveness, eco-innovation and climate change.
Barely a week later, OECD ministers will meet on 4-5 June to discuss “Outreach, Reform and the Economics of Climate Change” at the 2008 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level. This is the summit in the OECD calendar, and this year France’s minister of economy, finance and employment, Christine Lagarde, will chair the event. Information will soon be available at www.oecd.org/mcm2008
Environment also forms part of the theme of this year’s OECD Forum 2008, a multistakeholder public debate that takes place in conjunction with the ministerial meeting on 3-4 June. “Climate Change, Growth, Stability: The price of reform and the cost of inaction” will be debated by the OECD Forum’s gathering of over 1,000 leaders from government, business, labour and civil society, as well as from other international organisations. For more, see: www.oecd.org/forum2008
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