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  • 22-July-2015

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    Financing climate change action

    Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. Empirical evidence gathered in the report "Overcoming barriers to international investment in clean energy" shows that LCRs have hindered international investment across the solar PV and wind-energy value chains, by increasing the cost of inputs for downstream activities.

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  • 22-July-2015

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    Mobilising investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure

    Investments in clean energy infrastructure need to be scaled up to support the broader development, economic and climate agenda. This will require leveraging private investment, however investment in this area remains constrained by barriers, including market and government failures. This page describes what tools the OECD provides to governments to create an enabling environment for investment flows to clean energy infrastructure.

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  • 21-July-2015

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    Adaptation to climate change

    OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on two main areas: (1) adpatation policies and economics and (2) Adaptation and development co-operation. The latest report "Climate Change Risks and Adaptation" proposes an iterative process for managing the risks from climate change, gives an overview of costs and benefits of adaptation at the national and regional scale and discusses adaptation finance in OECD countries.

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  • 20-July-2015

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    Economics and Policies for Biodiversity: OECD's Response

    Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing critical ecosystem services, such as food security, water purification, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, that are essential to support human well-being and economic growth.

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  • 20-July-2015

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    Environment Working Papers

    This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes and green investment. Latest releases on behavioural economics; climate: adaptation, finance; energy subsidy, innovation, taxation and water.

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  • 20-July-2015

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    Spatial Planning INstruments and the Environment (SPINE)

    This work consists of a series of spatially explicit empirical analyses of the relationships between land use patterns, socioeconomic outcomes, environmental pressures, and the use of specific policy instruments.

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  • 20-July-2015

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    Behavioural and Experimental Economics for Environmental Policy (BEEP)

    This project investigates how behavioural economics can inform the design of “norm-based” environmental policies and “behaviourally robust” markets for ecosystem services. This work is part of a broader effort of a project that seeks to identify areas where behavioural economics can have the greatest impact on environmental policy design. The BEEP database is now available.

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  • 16-July-2015

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    The OECD QSAR Toolbox

    The OECD has released Version 3.3 of the QSAR Toolbox. It contains many new features and functionality improvements, including the DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity) model, and the general mechanistic Cramer schemes. In addition, the QSAR Toolbox 3.3 contains updates of six databases (including ECHA CHEM), new QSAR models for explosive property and phototoxicity calculations, bug fixes and many other usability improvements.

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  • 16-July-2015

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    The water challenge: OECD's response

    Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. On 4 June, Ministers from OECD’s 34 member countries welcomed, the new OECD Principles on Water Governance, which set standards for more effective, efficient and inclusive design and implementation of water policies.

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  • 16-July-2015

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    Environmental Action Programme Task Force: Greening development in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

    The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals thus addressing the heavy environmental legacy of the Soviet model of development. This support is provided within the framework of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme (the EAP Task Force). Save the date: Annual meeting of the EAP Task Force on 7-8 October 2015.

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