Environment Directorate

Focus

  • Imagining New Approaches for Our Climate

    The Business Climate Has Changed: Imagining New Approaches for our Climate: Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General at the Business & Climate Summit, Opening Plenary, Paris, France, 20 May 2015.

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  • Green Investment Financing Forum

    Building on the success of the inaugural Green Investment Financing Forum, the OECD held its 2nd Green Investment Financing Forum on 19-20 May 2015. In this defining year for climate change policy and low-carbon investment, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed senior government officials and key actors in financing green infrastructure investment for a targeted discussion.

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  • OECD at the 7th World Water Forum

    The Forum on the theme of "Water for Our Future" took place from 12-17 April in Daegu and Geyeongbuk, Republic of Korea. The OECD Secretary-General chaired several high-level panels and the OECD actively participated through a series of events and the launch of four new reports.

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

FOCUS ON GREEN INVESTMENT

VIDEO: Investing in green investment




Governments must encourage green investments that steer the world away from polluting fossil fuels and toward a cleaner low-carbon future.


Building on the success of the inaugural Green Investment Financing Forum, visit the OECD's 2nd Annual Green Investment Financing Forum being held on 19-20 May 2015:

OECD work on environment 2015-16

What we do - Help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.

What we are - An extension to national governments’ analytical capacity, providing policy-relevant analysis and recommendations based on reliable environmental data, outlooks and cross-country experiences. A forum for governments and representatives from business and civil society for constructive dialogue on how best to develop and implement environmental policies across OECD and other countries.

Who we serve - OECD has 34 member countries and enhances its engagement with Brazil, People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

Did you know?

  • Global emissions of CO2 from the energy sector have grown by more than 1.5% per year since 1990. Explicit carbon pricing and supporting policies can help control this growth.

  • Although 60% of the world's population lives in Asia, the continent has only 36% of the world's water resources.

  • A global carbon market could help reduce "carbon leakage" where industries migrate to locations with no climate change mitigation policies.

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