The OECD has been working on the economics of climate change since the late 1980s. Thanks to this experience, we have developed a capacity to help countries to identify and implement cost-effective policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to integrate adaptation to climate change into all relevant policy areas.
The purpose of the Conference was to bring together high level experts, government decision-makers and representatives from civil society to discuss how climate change mitigation and adaptation can best be tackled in an economically efficient manner, including by ensuring sufficient incentives for participation by all.
Analytical input to the Conference included OECD work on:
Session 1 : Mitigation Climate Change
Session 2 : Adapting to Climate Change
Session 3 : Building Political Support for Global Action against Climate Change
Helen MOUNTFORD, Head of the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Development Division, OECD Environment Directorate: Helen.MOUNTFORD@oecd.org
Alain DE SERRES, Structural Policy Analysis Division, OECD Economics Department: Alain.DESERRES@oecd.org
Irene SINHA, Assistant, OECD Economics Department: Irene.SINHA@oecd.org