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  • 21-November-2012

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    Making markets: Unpacking design and governance of carbon market mechanisms

    This paper identifies the key design elements of market mechanisms and examines the governance structures and decision-making processes used to create tradable greenhouse gas (GHG) units in existing systems both inside and outside of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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  • 20-November-2012


    Projecting emissions baselines for national climate policy: Options for guidance to improve transparency

    This paper discusses good practice and presents options for how guidance might be developed for a number of elements in setting a national emissions baseline. For each element, two options are presented, which can be considered as “tiers” that move from less detailed to more detailed guidance.

  • 26-September-2012


    Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum

    Organised jointly by the OECD and the IEA, this seminar held on 26-27 September 2012 aimed to promote dialogue and enhance understanding between a wide range of countries on technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. This seminar was an informal meeting outside of the UNFCCC negotiations and discussions are non-attributed.

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  • 25-September-2012


    Roundtable on Mobilising Private Investment in Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

    A two-part roundtable discussion was held on how to integrate investment and climate change policies at the domestic level to provide a coherent, stable, long-term policy framework to catalyse investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure. Themes were introduced by the Secretariat, followed by a panel of national government and expert interventions to reflect on country experience.

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  • 4-June-2012

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  • 1-June-2012


    Scaling-up Market Mechanisms

    There is growing interest in “scaling-up” GHG mitigation actions and the market mechanisms that support these actions. One way of doing this would be to encourage action at the sectoral level. The objective of the work on sectoral approaches is to explore options under the UNFCCC.

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  • 5-April-2012


    Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation: Lessons from Development Co-operation Agencies - Environment Working Paper No. 38

    This working paper is the first empirical assessment of M&E frameworks used by development co-operation agencies for projects and programmes with adaptation-specific or adaptation-related components. It has analysed 106 project documents across six bilateral development agencies.

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  • 30-March-2012


    Environment Ministerial 2012

    Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.

  • 26-March-2012


    Adaptation and Innovation: An Analysis of Crop Biotechnology Patent Data - Environment Working Paper No. 40

    Innovation in technologies that promote mitigation and adaptation is critical for tackling climate change. This paper uses agricultural crop biotechnology as a case study of innovative activity, it is the first empirical quantification innovation in adaptation-related crop biotechnology.

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  • 15-March-2012


    Environment: Act now or face costly consequences, warns OECD

    As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment, according to the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.

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