Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options.
Achieving this goal will require policies that involve unprecedented economic, social and technological transformation, as economies shift towards low-carbon and climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure investments. Choices made today about the types, features and location of long-lived infrastructure will determine the extent and impact of climate change and the vulnerability or resilience of societies to it. The challenge to shift and scale-up investment in LCR infrastructure requires policy makers to look across the breadth of the regulatory landscape to ensure that clear, consistent and coherent signals are being sent to investors, producers and consumers alike. OECD work on financing climate change action focuses on developing frameworks, tools and analysis to provide guidance to countries in this transition.
Investment in clean energy infrastructure: Policy highlights from "OECD policy guidance for investment in clean energy infrastructure: Expanding access to clean energy for green growth and development 2014". This Policy Highlights summarises OECD work on helping policy makers identify ways to mobilise private investment in clean energy infrastructure. It raises issues in non-prescriptive manner for policy makers’ consideration in the areas of investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, competition and financial markets policy and public governance.
Long-term investors and green infrastructure: Policy Highlights from “Institutional Investors and Green Infrastructure Investments: Selected Case Studies”.
This Policy Highlights summarises OECD work on the potential role of institutional investors in meeting green infrastructure financing and investment needs, and in developing guidance for governments to remove barriers to and encourage green infrastructure investment by institutional investors.