Climate change poses serious, wide-ranging risks to economies, societies and ecosystems. These risks include: damage to coastal infrastructure, shifting patterns of infectious diseases and loss of food security.
Reducing these risks requires action to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation), combined with measures to increase resilience to the impacts that occur (adaptation).
The OECD supports countries’ efforts to prepare for the effects of a changing climate by providing impartial analysis, policy advice and supporting the sharing of experiences between the public and private sectors.
POLICY PERSPECTIVES - ADAPTING TO THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The Policy Perspectives provides key lessons learnt from recent OECD work on adaptation, including challenges and recommendations for climate adaptation, with a focus on OECD member countries.
ADAPTATION policies and economics
OECD analysis focusses upon key areas with the integration of adaptation into policy-making, including: the role of the private sector, use of economic analysis, comparing national approaches to adaptation and mainstreaming into sectoral activities.
ADAPTATION and development co-operation
Developing countries will be particularly affected by climate change - the OECD works to integrate effective adaptation into development co-operation through collaboration between the environment and development communities.