Climate change


  • Event: OECD at UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)

    2-14 December 2018, Katowice, Poland - The OECD is actively contributing to this major international event through a series of side events, publications, and by taking part in a number of workshops, seminars and other events throughout the conference. Keep up-to-date with the latest information on OECD participation to these events.

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  • Report: Financing Climates Futures

    28 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Launch of the final report, a joint effort by the OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group, supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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  • Report: Human Acceleration of the Nitrogen Cycle

    20 November 2018 - This report examines the risks associated with the release of excessive nitrogen into the environment (climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, deterioration of soil quality). The report also examines the uncertainty associated with the ability of nitrogen to move from one ecosystem to another and cause "cascading effects".

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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.

Key areas of work



When: Thursday 29 November 2018 - 17:00 (CET Paris time) / 11:00 (EST)

Green Talks LIVE Financing Climate Futures

‌Aligning financial flows with low-emission, resilient development pathways is now more critical than ever to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Current energy, transport, building and water infrastructure make up more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet infrastructure has suffered from chronic underinvestment for decades, in both developed and developing economies.

The OECD estimates that USD 6.9 trillion a year is required up to 2030 to meet climate and development objectives. An unprecedented transformation of existing infrastructure systems is needed to achieve the world’s climate and development objectives.

How can governments move beyond the current incremental approach to climate action and more effectively align financial flows with climate and development priorities?

Join us to discuss key findings from the OECD, UN Environment and World Bank Group report Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure, which explores six key transformative areas (planning, innovation, public budgeting, financial systems, development finance, and cities) that will be critical to align financial flows with low-emission and resilient societies and looks at how rapid socio-economic and technological developments, such as digitalisation, can open new pathways to low-emission, resilient futures.

Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A).

Where: The convenience of your computer

To register for the free online webinar:

1. Go to the online registration.

2. Click on "Register" and enter the requested information. There is no password required for registration.

3. Click "Submit".


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