Climate change


  • Event: OECD at UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)

    December 2018, Katowice, Poland - The key objective of this year’s event was to adopt the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Find out about the full OECD participation through a series of side events, publications, and by taking part in a number of workshops, seminars and other events throughout the conference.

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  • Report: Financing Climates Futures

    November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Launch of the final report, a joint effort by the OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group, supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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  • Report: Human Acceleration of the Nitrogen Cycle

    November 2018 - This report examines the risks associated with the release of excessive nitrogen into the environment (climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, deterioration of soil quality). The report also examines the uncertainty associated with the ability of nitrogen to move from one ecosystem to another and cause "cascading effects".

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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.

Key areas of work



On 29 November, our team presented the key findings from the OECDUN Environment and World Bank Group report Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure, which explores six key transformative areas (planning, innovation, public budgeting, financial systems, development finance, and cities) that will be critical to align financial flows with low-emission and resilient societies and looks at how rapid socio-economic and technological developments, such as digitalisation, can open new pathways to low-emission, resilient futures.




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