Environment Directorate

Focus

  • Green Growth Indicators 2017

    Green growth policies need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This report presents a selection of updated and new indicators that illustrate the progress that OECD and G20 countries have made since the 1990s. It updates the 2014 edition.

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  • Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.

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  • Marine Protected Areas

    Intense exploitation of our oceans and seas is degrading marine biodiversity and ecosystems at an alarming rate. This report "Marine Protected Areas: Economics, Management and Effective Policy Mixes" presents good practice insights for effectively managing marine protected areas (MPAs), one of the policy instruments available for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and ecosystems.

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

LATEST VIDEO - GREEN TALKS LIVE ON OECD REPORT "INVESTING IN CLIMATE, INVESTING IN GROWTH"


The OECD report "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth" shows that integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term.

A climate-friendly policy package can increase long-run output by up to 2.8% on average across the G20 by 2050 and if avoided climate damage are also taken into account, this rises to nearly 5%.

Watch OECD Environment Director Simon Upton presenting key findings from the report during a Green Talks LIVE webinar held on 22 June 2017.

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