12 September 2018, San Francisco - Cities and regions are critical financial actors in the global response to climate change, and particularly in the infrastructure. This expert panel will discuss how national and sub-national governments, as well as private actors, can scale up subnational financial flows to transition to low-carbon, resilient and inclusive cities, presenting the findings from OECD and World Bank studies.
Investment in the green economy needs to take place on a greater scale over coming decades if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the ambition of the Paris Agreement. To support these objectives, the Centre’s mission helps to catalyse and to support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy through the development of policies, institutions and instruments for green finance and investment.
Loss of biodiversity and pressures on ecosystem services are global challenges. Land cover change is the best measure available to monitor pressures on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity. Read more on the new OECD indicator on land cover changes and conversions. Latest release: OECD uses European Space Agency data to measure green growth.
The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals thus addressing the heavy environmental legacy of the Soviet model of development. This support is provided within the framework of the GReen Economy and ENvironment Action Programme (the GREEN Action Ptogramme).
26-31 August 2018 - The OECD will be participating at Stockholm World Water Week, the theme of which is "Water, ecosystems and human development”. The OECD is convening and speaking at a series of events throughout the week related to financing investment in water, water quality management and nature-based solutions.
Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as air pollution, biodiversity, climate, environmental policies, green finance, green growth, investment, waste and water. Join the discussion on our latest blog: Steering urban sprawl.
The OECD work on biodiversity promotes policies that are environmentally effective, economically efficient and distrubtionally equitable. OECD work on biodiversity and ecosystems also supports the work of the UN Convention on Biological Biodiversity. Find out more on how the OECD is supporting action on biodiversity.
The 2018 update of the OECD database on transboundary movements of wastes is now available for download. Since 1992, transboundary movements of recyclable wastes between OECD countries are regulated by the Council Decision C(2001)107, which was established by the OECD Council, and designed as an agreement under Article 11 of the Basel Convention.
10-12 July 2018 - Within the margins of the meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Forum examined the opportunities and challenges with regard to biodiversity mainstreaming in national economic and development policy and across different sectors (e.g., agriculture, forestry, fisheries, energy and mining).
Cities with highest average population densities in the world are facing the challenge of urban sprawl. Finding sustainable solutions to reduce sprawl demands rethinking urban space and weighing the private benefits of low density living–my house and garden–against social, environmental and infrastructure costs.