Environment Directorate


  • Project on Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition

    The OECD is undertaking a major project on the economic growth and investment implications of the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy in the context of the German G20 Presidency. The final report from the project, entitled "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth", will be launched in the margins of the Petersburg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on 23 May 2017.

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  • Biodiversity Offsets

    This report examines the key design and implementation features that need to be considered to ensure that biodiversity offset programmes are environmentally effective, economically efficient, and distributionally equitable. In this report, insights and lessons learned are drawn from more that 40 case studies from around the world, with an additional 3 in-depth country case studies from the United States, Germany and Mexico.

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  • Centre on Green Finance and Investment

    The scale of the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy is enormous – it is the biggest structural adjustment ever proposed in the field of international governance. The OECD Centre will catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy through the development of effective policies, institutions and instruments for green finance and investment.

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We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.

Upcoming OECD Green Talks LIVE webinar

 Green Talks Live 3D Printing

Register to hook into the LIVEstream
- Monday 27 February 2017, 13h00 CET

3D printing has gained popularity in recent years with the 3D manufacturing market projected to grow at around 20% each year until 2020. Annual printer sales are projected to exceed $10 billion by 2021.

3D printing may be growing rapidly and innovations abound, but what does this mean for the environment?

Join Shardul Agrawala, OECD Environment Directorate, to discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of widespread 3D printing and what it means for environmental sustainability in OECD countries and beyond.