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The aim of the OECD Green Growth Strategy is to provide a clear framework for how countries can achieve economic growth and development while at the same time preventing costly environmental degradation, climate change and inefficient use of natural resources.
This policy guidance publication offers information and advice on how to facilitate the integration of adaptation to climate change within development processes.
To mark the final report of the UN High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF), OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría wrote an op-ed entitled “Closing the Gap on Climate Finance” for Danish business newspaper Børsen on 7th November 2010.
This working paper provides evidence on the generation and international diffusion of selected climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs) and their respective links to key policies.
This working paper reviews 10 in–depth case studies of urban projects proposed and operating within the realm of Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Environment Working Paper No. 29.
The UN Climate Change Conference was held in Cancún, Mexico (COP16, 29 Nov-10 Dec 2010). What were the actions taken? For OECD experts involved at Cancún, policy focused on financing, market solutions and technological change.
In his remarks, A. Gurría said that countries need to be ambitious in taking unilateral actions and that a cost-effective approach to reducing emissions could cost just a fraction of a percentage point of GDP per year.
OECD’s modelling work supports governments in identifying least-cost policies or policy mixes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and assesses the cost and impacts of possible post-2012 international frameworks.
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This policy brief highlights lessons learned from a decade of OECD and IEA policy analysis on the international competitiveness issue in climate policy and provides key policy messages.
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In negotiation sessions leading up to COP 16 progress on outlining post-2012 market mechanisms has also been limited. The OECD and IEA have researched the possibility to expand carbon markets by granting broader access to developing countries.