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24-June-2013

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Renewable Energy: Why the Definition Needs to be Revised (ProgBlog)

Climate change mitigation and sustainability are the key rationales for increasing the share of renewable energy. Yet definitions of renewable energy used by policy-makers are so broad that subsidy regimes and other policies to promote renewable energy are able to result in highly negative climate, environmental and human impacts.

11-June-2013

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Climate Change eXplorer: a new way of visualising climate-related data.

This new data visualisation tool brings over 40 different climate-related data sets to life by using animated plots for the period 1990-2010.

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22-May-2013

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Mobilising Private Investment in Sustainable Transport

As stretched public finances provide limited opportunities for public investments, it is critical for governments from advanced, emerging and developing countries to engage the private sector now to scale-up investment in transport infrastructure, said OECD Secretary-General.

15-May-2013

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Brochure: OECD work on Adaptation to Climate Change

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.

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24-April-2013

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Expert Workshop on Climate Resilience and Economic Growth in Developing Countries, 24 April 2013

Expert Workshop on Climate Resilience and Economic Growth in Developing Countries, 24 April 2013

19-April-2013

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Lessons from 15 Years of Experience with the Dutch Tax Allowance for Energy Investments for Firms - Environment Working Paper No. 55

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.

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12-April-2013

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National Adaptation Planning: Lessons from OECD Countries - Environment Working Paper No. 54

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.

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19-March-2013

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Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum

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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8-March-2013

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Inventory of recent Environment Policy Briefs, Brochures and Flyers

This inventory includes recent policy briefs, brochures and flyers related to the environment and chemical safety programmes.

29-January-2013

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Financing low carbon energy for low income housing in South Africa: the case of solar water heater clean development mechanism programme

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.

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