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  • 9-December-2015

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    Pathway to a low-carbon economy: Remarks at OECD-University of Cambridge COP21 side event

    The starting point is clear: our economies have been hard-wired around fossil fuels for well over a century. This hard-wiring is evident in our physical infrastructure. Perhaps less obvious, but equally problematic, it is also evident in our policies, regulations and institutions.

  • 9-December-2015

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    Beyond climate: Environmental indicators - COP21 side event

    On 9 December 2015, at the OECD workspace at COP21, Myriam Linster, Aldo Ravazzi, Guillaume Sainteny and Simon Upton commented on key graphs from OECD publications to reposition the climate in the broader context of major environmental issues and related policies.

  • 9-December-2015

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at COP21

    The Secretary-General was at the opening of Paris 2015 - Leaders Day. He also participated in several high-level events, and held bilateral meetings with numerous leaders attending the COP21.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    Climate change mitigation: We must do more

    Countries everywhere have committed to fighting climate change but many are still subsidising fossil fuels, investing little in green technologies, failing to put a realistic price on carbon, and allowing transport emissions to grow. Much more can and should be done.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change

    OECD urges efforts to better price carbon as new analysis finds that 90% of CO2-emissions are priced below EUR 30 per tonne, a low-end estimate of climate damage, and 60% are not priced at all. Effective Carbon Rates in the OECD and Selected Partner Economies calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    Effective Carbon Rates on Energy in OECD & Selected Partner Economies

    This report calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions. For the first time ever, the ECR on energy use has been calculated for 6 economic sectors in 41 countries, i.e. the 34 OECD member countries and seven partner economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

  • 6-December-2015

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    Leading the world towards a green economy: Remarks at IPU Parliamentary Meeting

    At the OECD we are doing everything in our power to help governments drive both growth and environmental sustainability.

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  • 4-December-2015

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    Remarks at GLOBE COP21 Legislators Summit

    Continuing down the carbon path will only lead us to a more vulnerable world; a world where rising risk from climate disaster and its financial liabilities are increasingly tied to out-of-date infrastructure, especially in those places least equipped to cope. I therefore applaud Globe’s emphasis on a coordinated approach to the 2015 agenda.

  • 2-December-2015

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    Statement by OECD-IEA-ITF-NEA for COP21

    The world looks to the Paris Conference of the Parties to deliver a new climate agreement that transforms our development pathway. Success at COP21 can drive and accelerate the transition to a cleaner, healthier and more secure future, locking-in sustainable economic growth and development.

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  • 1-December-2015

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    Policy Brief: Policy paths for tackling climate change

    Climate change mitigation requires globally, at national levels and locally, and across a range of policy areas. Priorities include widening the scope of carbon markets and investing more in innovative technologies. Efforts to cut emissions need to be stepped up, both in energy-related areas and in sectors like industry, agriculture and waste.

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