Climate change

Focus

The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, will be chairing the session on "The Economic Case for Climate Action," where leaders will be discussing The New Climate Economy Report: Better Growth, Better Climate, by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, on 23 September 2014 in New York.
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“In the interest of the next generation, we simply cannot afford to put climate change on the back burner … unlike the financial crisis, we do not have a climate bailout option’ up our sleeves.” Angel Gurría speaks on how to successfully tackle climate change in a new Policy Perspectives.
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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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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.


Events

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.

VIDEO - Financing Action on Climate Change



VIDEO - Simon Upton, OECD Environment Director,
answers three key questions on climate change

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

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Related links

OECD Observer and Climate change
OECD work on Green growth and sustainable development
OECD-IEA Fossil-Fuel Subsidies and other support
International Energy Agency (IEA)
International Transport Forum (ITF)

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