This report aims to provide policy makers with a comprehensive examination of “project pipelines”, a common concept in infrastructure planning and investment discussions, and one which has become a focal point in countries’ efforts to implement their climate commitments.Read more
13-14 November 2018, OECD Paris - The OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment is pleased to announce the 5th Forum on Green Finance and Investment on the theme "Aligning financial flow and infrastructure with climate objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".Read more
12 November, OECD Paris - The Roundtable will focus on the three main pillars of analytical work: Mapping financing flows; blended finance for water investments and strategic investment pathways.Read more
We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.
video: PUSHING OUR CITY LIMITS
As the world’s cities are growing, urban sprawl is getting worse. An new OECD study of 1,100 cities shows 60% of space is now low-density. This erratic city growth is damaging the environment. What can policy makers and governments do to move towards more sustainable cities?
missed the GREEN TALK live ON RETHINKING URBAN SPRAWL? watch the video recording
Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population and are the engines of economic growth and employment. However, cities also face major environmental, economic and social challenges, many of which are associated with the fact that urban development has occurred. Urban sprawl, a particular form of development, is often cited as a driver of several of these challenges, including greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, road congestion and lack of affordable housing.
On 14 June, Walid Oueslati and Ioannis Tikoudis of the OECD Environment Directorate discussed the state, evolution and implications of urban sprawl, and policy actions to incentivise greener urban development patterns. The presentation drew on the OECD report Rethinking Urban Sprawl: Moving Towards Sustainable Cities. Watch the video recording.
OECD WORK ON ENVIRONMENT 2017-18
This brochure details how our Organisation is helping governments face up to cross-cutting, systemic challenges with a more holistic approach that is increasingly joining the dots between environment, growth and equity:
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