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Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as biodiversity, climate change, green growth, waste and water, and more. Join the discussion on one or more of our blogs and make your voice heard. Latest blog: Rain doesn't follow the plow: climate change, agriculture and water.
OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on three main areas: (1) Economic aspects of adaptation; (2) Adaptation and development; and (3) Adaptation in OECD countries. The summary record and speakers' presentations are now available for the Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, held on 18-19 June 2014.
Tracking private climate finance flows is a key task in monitoring progress in the international effort to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Research and co-ordination of ongoing initiatives are required from this RC open network to improve the identification, measurement & reporting of private climate flows. Latest report "Exploring potential data sources for estimating private climate finance."
Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. The OECD water programme: what’s happening in 2014-15?
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes and green investment. Now released: "Exploring potential data sources for estimating private climate finance".
An efficient transport sector is important for economic development and for the wellbeing of people. However, transport activities can generate various negative environmental impacts. The OECD has carried out several studies to identify instruments and other approaches for reconciling transport and environmental policies.
Following the 2010 request by Kazakhstan to initiate an NPD on water, the NPD process started in the country in 2012. This page provides further information about the NPD process and its achievements in Kazakhstan.
Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing critical ecosystem services, such as food security, water purification, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, that are essential to support human well-being and economic growth. Latest news on OECD participation at the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal.
The paper reviews a number of commercial and public data sources to examine their potential for increasing coverage and understanding of the volume and characteristics of private climate finance beyond renewable energy projects. Such information is needed to assess progress towards the global transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.
Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. The OECD work on financing climate change action focuses on developing frameworks, tools and analysis to provide guidance to countries in this transition. New Policy Highlights on Investment in clean energy infrastructure.