Rising global energy demand and the need to drastically cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions require a transformation in the way we produce, deliver and consume energy, according to a new joint report from the OECD and IEA.
This paper examines the private sector's progress in adapting to climate change by considering information from sixteen case studies, drawn from a range of industries across the private sector.
According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to grow by another 50% in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action, says OECD Secretary-General.
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When G20 Leaders met in Pittsburgh, USA, 2009, they committed to “rationalize and phase out over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption”, while recognising “the importance of providing those in need with essential energy services, including through the use of targeted cash transfers and other appropriate mechanisms”.
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Technological change is undoubtedly one of the keys to ensuring that climate change can be addressed without compromising economic growth. This policy brief provides key messages promoting technological innovation to address climate change.
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Mobilizing Climate Finance. A paper prepared at the request of G20 Finance Ministers. October 6, 2011Work on this paper was coordinated by the World Bank Group, in close partnership with the IMF, the OECD and the Regional Development Banks (RDBs)
As the Slovak Republic strives to increase productivity and competitiveness in the recovery from the financial crisis, the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the Slovak Republic recommends that it strengthen environmental policies.
The second review of Slovakia's environmental performance analyses progress in greening the economy and achieving a range of national objectives and international commitments. It presents 35 recommendations on how its performance could be improved.
This 2011 review of Israel's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in sustainable development, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. This report is the first OECD review of Israel’s environmental policy performance.
In recent years Israel has strengthened its environmental policies and now should develop a green growth plan that combines environmental, economic and social policies.