Climate change

Focus

  • 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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  • 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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  • Green Investment Banks

    This Policy Paper "Green Investment Banks: Innovative Public Financial Institutions Scaling up Private, Low-carbon Investment" describes the relatively new phenomenon of publicly-capitalised green investment banks and examines why they are being created and how they are mobilising private investment. It draws on the recent OECD report “Green Investment Banks: Scaling up Private Investment in Low-carbon, Climate-resilient Infrastructure".

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OECD climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.

VIDEO - IT'S TIME TO ACT ON CLIMATE

Two decades after the Rio Earth Summit, greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever and pledges to cut carbon beyond 2020, even if met, will not be enough to limit the global temperature rise to a safe level.

If we want to reach zero net emissions by the end of the century, we must align our policies for a low-carbon economy, put a price on carbon everywhere, spend less subsidising fossil fuels and invest more in clean energy.

Adaptation Climate finance Negotiations framework
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Helping countries prepare for the effects of a changing climate.

Adaptation

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A major shift is needed in investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient options.

Finance

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Policy decisions, including future commitments, may ensure the long term success of the UNFCCC.

Framework

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Carbon markets
Modelling
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Mitigation activities need to be “measurable, reportable and verifiable” (MRV).

MRV

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Putting a price on carbon is essential to drive innovation to limit climate change.

Carbon market

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Environmental-economic modelling informs policy makers of mitigation costs, benefits and trade-offs.

Modelling

Cities Development UNFCCC Conferences
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Urban areas can deliver cost-effective policy for economic and environmental challenges. 

Cities

Climate impacts are likely to result in a range of development risks and threats.

Development

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OECD at COP22, 7-18 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.

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