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  • 14-October-2010


    Global Forum on the Environment – Key issues for the post-2012 climate framework, September 2010

    This Global Forum focused on 3 key topics of relevance to the climate negotiations: 1 Tracking financial flows. 2 Advancing national climate strategies and low-emission development strategies. 3 International reporting and review of climate-related commitments, actions and finance.

  • 17-August-2010


    Incorporating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Environmental Impact Assessments: Opportunities and Challenges - Environment Working Paper No. 24

    This working paper shows that there is ample scope for employing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) procedures as a vehicle for enhancing the resilience of projects to the impacts of climate change.

  • 10-August-2010


    Plan or React? Analysis of Adaptation Costs and Benefits Using Integrated Assessment Models - Environment Working Paper No. 23

    This working paper examines adaptation and mitigation within an integrated framework and presents the first inter-model comparison of results on adaptation costs.

  • 9-August-2010


    Costs, Revenues and Effectiveness of the Copenhagen Accord Emission Pledges for 2010 - Environment Working Paper No. 22

    Many countries have pledged targets or actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This working paper examines the costs and effectiveness of these pledges, using the OECD’s ENV-Linkages computable general equilibrium model.

  • 5-August-2010


    Buying and Cancelling Allowances as an Alternative to Offsets for the Voluntary Market: A Preliminary Review of Issues and Options - Environment Working Paper No. 21

    This working paper explores scenarios under which, as an alternative to offsets, voluntary buyers could instead buy and cancel allowances from compliance markets.

  • 5-August-2010


    Towards Global Carbon Pricing: Direct and Indirect Linking of Carbon Markets - Environment Working Paper No. 20

    Emissions trading systems (ETS) can play a major role in a cost-effective climate policy framework. This working paper shows that the potential gains to be reaped are so large, that substantial efforts in this domain are warranted.

  • 4-August-2010


    Voluntary Carbon Markets: How can they serve climate policies - Environment Working Paper No. 19

    This working paper aims to examine how voluntary carbon markets can provide a valuable contribution to strengthening domestic and international climate policies.

  • 11-June-2010

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    Costs and Effectiveness of the Copenhagen Pledges: Assessing global greenhouse gas emissions targets and actions for 2020

    Many countries have pledged targets or actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Copenhagen Accord. New OECD analysis shows that these pledges go towards but are not ambitious enough to limit long-term temperature rise to 2°C.

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  • 22-April-2010


    Climate change and competitiveness

    Our production and consumption patterns are causing irreversible damage to the earth and its atmosphere and we need to urgently reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, according to Angel Gurría. He added that cutting GHG emissions will inevitably involve a restructuring of the economy. Government policies must play a key role not only to enhance the competitive edge of “green” industries, but also to smooth the transition for those that

  • 21-April-2010


    Global Forum on the Environment – Key issues for the post-2012 climate framework

    Global Forum on the Environment – Key issues for the post-2012 climate framework. Organised by the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC, it focused on several key issues in the current negotiations: finance; capacity building; developing national strategies; reporting national information.

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