Climate change

Focus

  • Effective Carbon Rates

    To tackle climate change, CO2 emissions need to be cut. Pricing carbon is one of the most effective and lowest-cost ways of inducing such cuts. This report presents the first full analysis of the use of carbon pricing on energy in 41 OECD and G20 economies, covering 80% of global energy use and of CO2 emissions. The analysis takes a comprehensive view of carbon prices, including specific taxes on energy use, carbon taxes and tradable emission permit prices.

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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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  • Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal

    This OECD study, in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative, provides an up-to-date estimate of public and private climate finance mobilised by developed countries towards their UNFCCC 2010 Cancun commitment, for climate action in developing countries.

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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.

Green Talks: LIVE  |  MIND THE GAP... MEASURING THE CARBON PRICING SHORTFALL

Green talk Mind the gap - carbon pricing Thank you for joining our Green talk on 26 September. If you missed it, you can now watch the video.

OECD Environment Director, Simon Upton will host Kurt van Dender, OECD environmental tax policy expert to discuss the OECD publication on Effective Carbon Rates- a new, combined measure of the extended to which countries use taxes and emissions trading systems to price carbon, and explore the carbon pricing gap.

 

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.

UNFCCC

 

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