Climate change

Focus

  • OECD on the Road to #COP21

    World leaders are facing a fundamental dilemma: take strong action to address the risks associated with climate change, or see the ability to limit this threat slip from their grasp. Check out how the OECD is contributing to get a successful outcome in December at #COP21 in Paris.

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  • Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy

    This major collaborative report of the four organisations, OECD, IEA, NEA and the ITF is an initial diagnosis of where and how existing policy and regulatory frameworks may not be aligned with a low-carbon economy. The report responds to a request made by ministers and representatives of OECD member countries and the European Union to identify where existing policy and regulatory frameworks are at odds with climate policy.

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  • Investment in Clean Energy

    Empirical evidence gathered in the report "Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy" shows that local-content requirements (LCRs) have hindered international investment across the solar PV and wind-energy value chains, by increasing the cost of inputs for downstream activities. This report also takes stock of other measures that can restrict international investment in solar PV and wind energy, such as trade remedies and technical barriers. This report provides policy makers with evidence-based analysis to guide their decisions in designing clean-energy support policies.

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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.

FOCUS on POLICIES FOR A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY 

VIDEO: Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy




Outside of countries’ core climate policies, many of the regulatory features of today’s economies have been built around the availability of fossil fuels and without any regard for the greenhouse gas emissions stemming from human activities.

This forthcoming report makes a diagnosis of these contradictions and points to means of solving them to support a more effective transition of all countries to a low-carbon economy.

 

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

MRV
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

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

Development

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OECD on the road to COP21, Paris, 30 november-11 December 2015.

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