Climate change


  • Imagining New Approaches for Our Climate

    The Business Climate Has Changed: Imagining New Approaches for our Climate: Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General at the Business & Climate Summit, Opening Plenary, Paris, France, 20 May 2015

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  • Green Investment Financing Forum

    Building on the success of the inaugural Green Investment Financing Forum, the OECD held its 2nd Green Investment Financing Forum on 19-20 May 2015. In this defining year for climate change policy and low-carbon investment, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed senior government officials and key actors in financing green infrastructure investment for a targeted discussion.

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  • We must change faster than the climate

    A transition to a low carbon economy is achievable, but will require a concerted, more consistent effort across a range of policy areas, from tradeable permits to stringent norms. Read the full article by Simon Upton, Director, OECD Environment Directorate.

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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.

VIDEO - Investing in green infrastructure

Mobilising private investment in clean-energy infrastructure:
What's happening, 2015


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


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



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


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


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


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


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OECD on the road to COP21, Paris, 30 november-11 December 2015.