The policy message is clear: more stringent environmental policies, when properly designed, can be introduced to benefit the environment without any loss in productivity, allowing new, cleaner technologies and business models to develop.
OECD participation through side-events, workshops, seminars and a book stand, focused on institutional investment in and private financing of low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure; inter-linkages between mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, capacity building and transparency; measurement and monitoring of development finance flows.
Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate-resilient options. The challenge for policy makers is to ensure that clear, consistent and coherent signals are being sent to investors, producers and consumers alike.
Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals.
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.