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Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo urged governments around the world to work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development in his keynote speech at the OECD Forum on 23 June 2009.
Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.
Current financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation is clearly insufficient and the development co-operation community needs to think through its implications and come up with forceful responses, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
This working paper analyses how multi-year budgetary processes work in practice in both high income OECD countries and in aid-receiving countries.
OECD/IEA Annex I Expert Group SIDE EVENT at UNFCCC meetings in BonnDifferent Strokes for Different Folks: post-2012 MRV and FinanceTuesday, March 31, 13:00 to 15:00
OECD Side Event at AWG BonnSpaghetti Junction: Untangling the strands of a post-2012 climate deal Tuesday,
This working paper seeks to inform critical questions with regard to policy mixes of investments in adaptation and mitigation, and how they might vary over time. This is facilitated here by examining adaptation within global Integrated Assessment Modelling frameworks.
"Key Issues of the Post-2012 Climate Change Framework" Global Forum on Sustainable Development (Annex I Expert Group)4-5 March 2009, Paris, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France
This working paper provides a conceptual backdrop for urban economic impact assessment of climate change and its specific aim is to provide both a conceptual and a methodological framework for OECD work in this area.
While political will is necessary to tackle climate change, financial measures are needed to keep down the cost of action. According to Angel Gurría, "Ministers of Finance share a common responsibility to help shape cost-effective policies to respond to climate change."
Given that the majority of the world’s population lives in cities accounting for 60 to 80 percent of emissions, cities are key actors in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainable solutions to the global climate change challenge, according to Mr. Gurría.
- Conference on Competitive Cities and Climate Change