• It’s time to act on climate change

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    Two decades after the Rio Earth Summit, greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever and pledges to cut carbon beyond 2020, even if met, will not be enough to limit the global temperature rise to a safe level. If we want to reach zero net emissions by the end of the century, we must align our policies for a low-carbon economy, put a price on carbon everywhere, spend less subsidising fossil fuels and invest more in clean energy. OECD at #COP2: http://www.oecd.org/environ...
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    • What is a good quality job? - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      The quality of the jobs we do matter to our well-being. The OECD has developed comparable measures of job quality by looking at the individual experience of people at work. For more info please vis...
    • Ageing populations and pension challenges - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Recent reforms have made pension systems more financially sustainable and pensioners have higher living standards than ever before. But future generations are likely to find their pension entitleme...
    • Drug spending in the spotlight - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      The high cost of new specialty drugs has led to accusations of profiteering by the pharmaceutical industry, generating debate about the industry pricing model. With healthcare budgets under increas...
    • Discrimination and poor job prospects hit children of immigrants - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      The legacy of where you or your parents were born still casts a long shadow on your life chances. The children of immigrants continue to face major difficulties integrating in OECD countries, espec...
    • OECD Week 2015: Investing in the future: People, Planet, Prosperity - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      The OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting 2015 took place on 2-4 June 2015. ‌It explored the importance of investment in placing our economies on sustainable growth paths while addressing ineq...
    • Rising inequality threatens social cohesion and growth - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Income inequality has reached record highs in most OECD countries and remains at even higher levels in many emerging economies. The richest 10 per cent of the population now earn 9.6 times the inco...
    • Jobs outlook improving but unemployment still too high - Duration: 78 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      The jobs recovery is slowly gathering pace, but employment will remain well below pre-crisis levels in many countries, especially in Europe, through to the end of 2016. The jobs mix has shifted tow...
    • Alcohol: tackling heavy cost of harmful drinking - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Alcohol consumption has fallen slightly in OECD countries over the past twenty years. But young people and women are drinking more. Alcohol is becoming more easily available, more affordable and ad...
    • Gender Equality in Education - Duration: 97 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      Education systems have made major strides to close gender gaps in student performance but girls and boys remain deeply divided in career choices, which are being made much earlier than commonly tho...
    • Time to act on mental health - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      The costs of poor mental health are high: the total cost of mental illness is estimated at around 3.5% of GDP. People with mild to moderate disorders, such as anxiety or depression, are twice as li...
    • Putting the global economy on a more virtuous path - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Determined and systemic action to implement a comprehensive reform agenda across a wide range of policy areas offers governments the best chance to boost weak demand, restore healthy economic growt...
    • Global economy stuck in low gear - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Modest global economic forecasts, continuing high unemployment and serious downside risks should spur governments with a greater sense of urgency to fully employ monetary, fiscal and structural pol...
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