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" A more robust approach to global warming is needed if we are to avoid catastrophe. Unlike the recent financial crisis, there is no bailout option for the earth's climate. "
" At the OECD, we stand ready to continue to help our member and partner countries to design, promote, and implement Better Policies for Better Lives. "
" By assessing the capabilities and knowledge of students in the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems, the OECD's Program for International Student Assessment provides valuable options for reform and information on how to achieve it. "
" Coal is the most carbon-intensive fuel available for electricity generation. The most urgent threat to climate policy is the scale of new investments in unabated coal-fired electricity generation still being planned. "
" Countries like Japan do not have to change their cultures to address their educational shortcomings; they simply have to adjust their policies and practices. "
" Creating a global platform for collaboration in education research and innovation has been the PISA initiative's aspiration from its conception in the late 1990s. "
" Economic resources are not all that matter in people's lives. "
" Ending our reliance on fossil fuels was never going to be easy. "
" Ensuring a better future for all South Africans will require increased access to higher education, a stronger and fairer labour market, deeper participation in regional markets, and a regulatory framework that fosters entrepreneurship and allows small businesses to thrive. "
" European leaders cannot afford to be afraid. The refugee crisis is not one from which they can opt out. No magic wand will empower leaders to transport more than a million people back across the Aegean and the Bosphorus to Mosul and Aleppo, or across the Mediterranean to Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan. "
" Every country faces its own obstacles to reaching gender equality, and to make a real difference, we must change public policies in tandem with stereotypes, attitudes, and behaviors. "
" Every single stage of reform becomes more difficult because you use political capital. "
" Everywhere, you have a fatigue for reform... that's very serious. "
" Gender equality is essential for ensuring that men and women can contribute fully at home, at work, and in public life for the betterment of societies and economies at large. "
" Governments can and do expropriate investors or discriminate against them. Domestic judicial and administrative systems provide investors with one option for protecting themselves. "
" Governments must address inconsistencies in their energy strategies, consider the links with broader economic policies, and stop sending mixed signals to consumers, producers, and investors. In particular, they must assess whether the right regulatory arrangements are in place to allow clean-energy investments to compete on a risk-return basis. "
" Governments need to be seriously sceptical about whether new coal provides a good deal for their citizens. "
" High levels of inequality generate high costs for society, dampening social mobility, undermining the labour market prospects of vulnerable social groups, and creating social unrest. "
" History is full of lessons for how water crises could have been avoided or better managed. "
" I feel confident that leaders will rise to this challenge with a stronger commitment to tackle climate change and seize the economic opportunities that a post-carbon world has to offer. "
" If the world is to avoid a collision with nature - one that humanity surely cannot win - we must act boldly on every front, particularly with respect to carbon pricing and the coherence of our economic and energy policies. "
" If we can rid the world of financial centres that thrive on lack of transparency, non-cooperation, and weak regulation, an important step towards a fairer and cleaner world economy will have been achieved. "
" If we want a stronger, cleaner, and fairer world economy, we need to deal with the controversial areas of globalisation, such as tax havens. "
" If you are trying to favor the unions by having more rigid labor market and keeping wages very high, you could be blocking people from getting new jobs. "
" I have family who are British citizens and who want to be citizens of the world and citizens of the E.U. "
" In a country like Mexico, you can't forget about poverty - about how half of the population lives in poverty, and how half of that half live in extreme poverty. "
" In a globally interdependent world, a better financial and investment system cannot be achieved on a country-by-country basis. There may be no one-size-fits-all model for economic development, but without global standards and complementary regulations, the long-term outlook for the world economy will remain bleak. "
" In a world that places a growing premium on social skills, education systems need to do much better at fostering those skills systematically across the school curriculum. "
" In order to encourage private investors to pursue long-term, responsible projects, governments need to promote consistent policies and frameworks. "
" Integrity delivers better lives. "
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