Environment Directorate


  • OECD at World Water Week

    The OECD is invited as a Key Collaborating Partner for the organisation of the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, from 28 August to 2 September 2016, advising and facilitating on the content and overall set-up of the event, under the theme "Water for Sustainable Growth.

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  • Action on climate change

    The OECD has a long experience of exchanging knowledge and good practices through effective, policy-orientated and collaborative initiatives. The OECD is helping countries with policy analysis and guidance to implement NDCs and prepare their action plans on climate change mitigation and adaptation. How is the OECD supporting action on climate change? Find out more.

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  • Environmental country review: France 2016

    France has conducted a voluntary and ambitious environment policy, marked in 2015 by the Energy Transition Act and the Paris Agreement to COP21, and in 2016 on biodiversity. The great challenge now is to keep these commitments.

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

Green Talks: LIVE | MIND THE GAP... MEASURING THE CARBON PRICING SHORTFALL - monday 26 september 14h30 cest

Green talk Mind the gap - carbon pricing

OECD Environment Director, Simon Upton and Centre for Tax Policy and Administration Director, Pascal Saint-Amans, will host Kurt van Dender, OECD environmental tax policy expert to discussthe OECD's forthcoming publication on Effective Carbon Rates - a new, comibed measure of the extended to which countries use taxes and emissions trading systems to price carbon, and explore the carbon pricing gap.