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Many countries have pledged targets or actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Copenhagen Accord. New OECD analysis shows that these pledges go towards but are not ambitious enough to limit long-term temperature rise to 2°C.
Our production and consumption patterns are causing irreversible damage to the earth and its atmosphere and we need to urgently reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, according to Angel Gurría. He added that cutting GHG emissions will inevitably involve a restructuring of the economy. Government policies must play a key role not only to enhance the competitive edge of “green” industries, but also to smooth the transition for those that
Global Forum on the Environment – Key issues for the post-2012 climate framework. Organised by the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC, it focused on several key issues in the current negotiations: finance; capacity building; developing national strategies; reporting national information.
The aim of the Global Carbon Markets Informal Consultation was to advance discussions of new issues and players in carbon markets post-Copenhagen, and begin to explore how countries can prepare for and navigate the current “patchwork” approach to carbon markets.
This working paper offers the first empirical assessment of the linkages between microfinance supported activities and adaptation to climate change.
During a workshop on climate change organised by the European Union, Mr Gurría reminded that "far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement". He added that the world now needs to find an ambitious and legally-binding global agreement on climate change in Mexico and that the EU should continue to play a leading role for the negotiations.
This working paper presents a framework for multilevel governance, showing that advancing governance of climate change across all levels of government and relevant stakeholders is crucial to avoid policy gaps between local action plans and national policy frameworks.
“Though far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement.”, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
During a press briefing at the Copenhaguen summit, Angel Gurría shared OECD recent analysis and the main policy conclusions on climate change. He presented what needs to be done in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and how investment in a greener future can be financed without impacting the competitiveness of our economies.
The OECD will actively participate in this conference in several ways: we will organise a side event (and participate in several others), our Secretary-General will make an official statement, we will publicise and disseminate our work via a publications stand.