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As world leaders head into serious discussions in the coming weeks about how to address climate change, new OECD work will inform some of the most contentious isssues of the debate – those related to the costs involved. .
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Governments around the world are working towards an international agreement on actions to achieve large cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen at the end of 2009. Considering the costs and risks of inaction, taking action now, even in the midst of a global economic crisis, makes good economic sense. This Policy Brief
The Declaration on Green Growth, adopted at the Council Meeting at Ministerial level on 25 June 2009, tasked the OECD with developing a Green Growth Strategy bringing together economic, environmental, technological, financial and development aspects into a comprehensive framework.
Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.
Finland has reduced pollution and improved its environmental quality through pioneering approaches like green taxes.
Current financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation is clearly insufficient and the development co-operation community needs to think through its implications and come up with forceful responses, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
List of publications for Road to Recovery: Innovation, Jobs & Clean Growth
OECD Insights is a new series of reader-friendly books that uses OECD analysis and data to introduce some of today’s most pressing social and economic issues.
Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy mix for the 21st century. Joining forces to allow nations safe and secure access to nuclear power is critical to rise to the challenge of energy security.
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How effective are the stimulus packages introduced by OECD countries? This report examines up-to-date data on the stimulus packages introduced by OECD countries and major emerging economies. It includes recommendations on how packages could help achieve both short and long-term economic, social and environmental benefits, including low-carbon growth.