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  • 21-January-2016

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    COP21 was decades in the making, so how do we make future decades work for climate? Insights blog

    Given the years of preparation – and for some OECD colleagues, a life’s work – my hope was for an enduring, ambitious text, helping us to avoid climate catastrophe. My expectation was far less grand, more closely aligned to the reality of getting 195 countries to adopt an agreement with legal force.

  • 7-January-2016

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    Substitution of hazardous chemicals

    A new report has been launched by the OECD Ad Hoc Group on Substitution of Harmful Chemicals. The report identifies where gaps remain in terms of possible missing tools, guidance and research to support stakeholders engaged in alternatives assessment and substitution of harmful chemicals.

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  • 23-December-2015

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    Emission Scenario Documents

    This is a list of publications under the OECD Series on Emission Scenario Documents (ESDs).

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on Compositional Considerations for New Varieties of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    This document supplies basic information useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris): background on this major legume which is grown and consumed worldwide, compositional considerations, key constituents (nutrients, anti-nutrients, and others). Constituents to be analysed are suggested. This publication is issued in the Novel Food and Feed Safety Series.

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on the Biology of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

    This publication is a tool for environmental safety assessment of COWPEA varieties. This grain legume is an important staple crop in (sub)tropical regions, in Africa mainly. It can be genetically-engineered for resistance to herbicides, pests or diseases. Biology elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, cultivation, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 22-December-2015

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    Consensus Document on the Biology of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

    This document is a tool for environmental safety assessment of COMMON BEAN varieties. This main legume for direct human consumption worldwide can be genetically-engineered for resistance to herbicides, insects and diseases. Biology elements useful to biosafety evaluation are detailed, e.g. taxonomy, closely-related species, geographic distribution, cultivation, reproduction, genetics, hybridisation, ecology, common pests and pathogens.

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  • 18-December-2015

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    Sector-level approach to estimating mobilised private climate finance: The case of renewable energy - Environment Working Paper

    In order to help address climate finance-related information needs under the UNFCCC, this paper explores the extent to which currently-available secondary data make it possible to estimate private finance mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries.

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  • 15-December-2015

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    How OECD and IEA contributed to COP21 - Insights blog

    With the world welcoming the new comprehensive global climate agreement at COP21 aiming to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it is worth noting the significant contribution that the OECD family has made. These contributions were aptly summarized in a useful joint statement by the secretariats of OECD, IEA, International Transport Forum and Nuclear Energy Agency right after COP21 kicked off.

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  • 14-December-2015

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    Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal

    This OECD study, in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative, provides an up-to-date estimate of public and private climate finance mobilised by developed countries towards their UNFCCC 2010 Cancun commitment, for climate action in developing countries. The study is available in English, in French and in Spanish.

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  • 14-December-2015

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    Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion Goal - A Report by the OECD in Collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative

    In 2009 developed countries committed to jointly mobilise USD 100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 for climate action in developing countries. This report provides a status check on the level of climate finance mobilised by developed countries in 2013 and 2014, five years after this initial commitment was made at COP15 in Copenhagen. It shows that there has been significant progress in meeting this goal.

    The report aims to be transparent and rigorous in its assessment of the available data and underlying assumptions and methodologies, within the constraints of an aggregate reporting exercise. While methodological approaches and data collection efforts to support estimates such as this one are improving, there nevertheless remains significant work to be done to arrive at more complete and accurate estimates in the future.

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