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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Changes Michael R. Bloomberg push for cities to take lead on climate change, 17 September 2014.
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Editorial by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Nick Stern, Chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, The Guardian, 16 September 2014.
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This paper looks at the volume and characteristics of private climate finance beyond renewable energy projects.
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OECD climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and on how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.

Forthcoming events

 

  • OECD participation in the UN Climate Summit  | 23 Sept. 2014

    As part of the UN Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 September in New York, the United Nations University (UNU) is hosting a thematic session on “The Economic Case for Climate Action” with global leaders and world renowned experts from China, India, Mexico, and the United States. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría to discuss the Economic Case for Climate Action during UN Climate Summit

    WATCH OUR VIDEO: Simon Upton, OECD Environment Director, answers three key questions on climate change ahead of the UN Summit.

 

Adaptation Climate finance Negotiations framework
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Financing climate change action needs a major shift in investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient options.

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


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


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Putting a price on carbon is essential to drive the technological and behavioural innovation to limit climate change.

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

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Bridging the achievement of ambitious environmental goals and the economic development. 

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

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OECD participation at the COP 20 (1-12 December 2014) in Lima, Peru.

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