Climate change

Focus

OECD climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.

Implementing the Paris Agreement in a World of Fossil Abundance by Simon Upton at the london Imperial College

With the world awash in surplus oil and prices languishing around USD 40 per barrel, how can governments step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems in line with the Paris Agreement?

Simon Upton, OECD Environment Director, considers whether there is ever a Goldilocks moment for climate action, why governments should avoid fine-tuning policy in line with short-term volatilities and how differently situated countries should think about taking common action to implement the accord (download the PDF version).

VIDEO: SubsidiSing fossil fuel is “brutal example of policy contradictions"

Governments must stop subsidising fossil fuels because it is the “greatest misallocation of resources,” says Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in The Climate Group’s latest exclusive Climate TV interview.

Adaptation Climate finance Negotiations framework
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Helping countries prepare for the effects of a changing climate.

Adaptation

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A major shift is needed in investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient options.

Finance

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Policy decisions, including future commitments, may ensure the long term success of the UNFCCC.

Framework

MRV
Carbon markets
Modelling
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Mitigation activities need to be “measurable, reportable and verifiable” (MRV).

MRV

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Putting a price on carbon is essential to drive innovation to limit climate change.

Carbon market

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Environmental-economic modelling informs policy makers of mitigation costs, benefits and trade-offs.

Modelling

Cities Development UNFCCC Conferences
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Urban areas can deliver cost-effective policy for economic and environmental challenges. 

Cities

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Climate impacts are likely to result in a range of development risks and threats.

Development

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OECD at#COP21, Paris, 30 november-11 December 2015.

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