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Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. A central challenge is to avoid “lock-in” to high-emission infrastructure and increased vulnerability in the way we develop. The OECD works with governments to promote good practice to scale up and better target public and private finance to support climate-friendly investment.
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This brochure provides an overview of recent and ongoing OECD work on adaptation to climate change, which is organised around three pillars: i) mainstreaming adaptation in development co-operation; ii) economic aspects of adaptation; and iii) adaptation in developed countries.
Since 1997, the Netherlands has had a tax allowance scheme that was introduced to promote investments in energy-saving technologies and sustainable energy production. This so-called Energy
Investment Tax Allowance (EIA in Dutch) reduces up-front investment costs for firms investing in the newest energy-saving and sustainable energy technologies.
Since the first OECD country published its national adaptation strategy in 2005, there has been a marked increase in national planning for climate change adaptation. This paper provides an overview of national adaptation planning activity across OECD countries and identifies some of the emerging lessons that have been learnt from their experiences.
OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on three main areas: (1) Economic aspects of adaptation; (2) Adaptation and development; and (3) Adaptation in OECD countries. Just released: Report on National Adaptation Planning: Lessons from OECD Countries.
The CCXG (formerly called the Annex I Expert Group) is a group of government delegates and experts from OECD and other industrialised countries. Its aim is to promote dialogue on and enhance understanding of technical issues in the international climate change negotiations.
This event held on 19-20 March 2013 at the OECD is part of a series of seminars, organised by the OECD and the IEA, which aims to promote dialogue and enhance understanding between a wide range of experts on technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. The agenda, presentations and list of participants are now available.
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This inventory includes recent policy briefs, brochures and flyers related to the environment and chemical safety programmes.
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This case study is part of the OECD project on Mobilising Private Investment in Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure. The aim of the project is to assess and promote good practice policies that help countries encourage private sector investment in low-carbon climate-resilient infrastructure.
OECD involvement is focussing on climate finance and investment to support low-carbon and climate-resilient growth; design and governance of carbon market mechanisms and the role of institutional investors in mobilising long-term green infrastructure investment.