"Each country must spell out a credible roadmap for action consistent with a goal of holding the average temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C"... OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

The OECD's supporting action on climate change includes the following work programmes:

Smart adaptation

Supporting Development

The DAC Network on Environment and Development Co-operation (ENVIRONET) promotes and facilitates the integration of environment and climate change into all aspects of development co-operation:

Investment and financing

Fossil-fuel subsidies

  • OECD-IEA analysis of fossil fuels and other support - The combustion of fossil fuels in power plants, vehicles, machinery, and dwellings continues to be a leading contributor to global man-made greenhouse-gas emissions. Although many governments have already taken steps to reduce the carbon intensity of their economies, some policies remain in place that encourage more production and use of fossil fuels than would otherwise be the case. Fossil-fuel subsidies are one such policy.
  • Investment for green growth

Low-carbon transition