Climate change

First meeting of the OECD Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation

11 February 2020
OECD Paris, CC13

The OECD Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation (TFCCA) met as part of the OECD’s Working Party on Climate, Investment & Development as well as on Biodiversity, Water & Ecosystems; both are part of the OECD Environment Policy Committee. The objective of the TFCCA is to assist the OECD Secretariat in delivering projects for the Environment Policy Committee to advance countries’ policy agendas in support of strengthening their resilience to climate change and climate variability.

The TFCCA seeks to promote concrete solutions and develop policy guidance on climate change adaptation. This work will be informed by policy analysis, the collection of data and the development of indicators, carried out as part of the Environment Policy Committee projects. The results can inspire national policies on adaptation and facilitate the assessment and monitoring of progress in implementing countries’ climate change adaptation agendas. 

Objectives of the first meeting of the TFCCA

-      Familiarise countries with the TFCCA and give them the opportunity to discuss their views 
    of the tasks that will be undertaken by it;

-      Discuss and agree on the TFCCA’s mandate;

-      Showcase the value of the TFCCA in generating information and ideas that can inspire countries’
    climate change 
adaptation policies;

-      Discuss opportunities for relevant work, in the context of the Environment Policy Committee’s
    programme of work for 2019-20 and 2021-22.



Horizon scanning: the future of climate change adaptation

  1. The future of climate change adaptation: reflections on the 1.5ºC report on the impacts of global warming, Prof. Daniela Jacob, Director, Climate Service Center Germany, Helmholtz-Zentrum

  2. The impact of climate change on climate extreme events: the case of wildfires, Prof. Stefan Doerr, University of Swansea

  3. The implications of climate extreme events for infrastructure development Stephane Hallegatte, World Bank Climate Change Group

Recent OECD work on climate change adaptation

  1. Key insights from recent and ongoing OECD work on climate change adaptation, Lisa Danielson, OECD Environment Directorate

  2. The economic impact of climate change on agriculture, Guillaume Gruère., OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

  3. Financial protection of climate change risks, Mamiko Yokoi-Arai, OECD Directorate for Financial Affairs

Discussion of the future OECD programme of work on adaptation

  1. Future programme of work of the OECD’s Environment Policy Committee (2021-2022), Catherine Gamper, OECD Environment Directorate

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