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  • 18-November-2019

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    Blog: Fighting the climate emergency? Enter National Development Banks

    Developing countries are at the forefront of the ongoing battle to address climate change. Roughly 60% of the new infrastructure built before 2030 will be in the developing world, and it is these investment decisions that will determine our collective ability to address the climate emergency.

  • 30-October-2019

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    Policy Paper: Scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure: Insights from national development banks in Brazil and South Africa

    National development banks (NDBs) and development finance institutions are poised to play a role in bridging the investment gap for climate-compatible infrastructure in developing countries. This paper highlights the role of NDBs drawing from case studies of the Brazilian Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

  • 29-October-2019

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    Forum on Green Finance and Investment

    29-30 October 2019, OECD Paris - The OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment is pleased to invite you to the 6th Forum on Green Finance and Investment to discuss emerging green and sustainable finance and investment issues: international initiatives, role of central banks, emerging taxonomies for sustainable finance...

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  • 29-October-2019

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    Op-Ed: A new paradigm shift toward environmentally sustainable finance by Masamichi Kono, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

    Is this the beginning of a paradigm shift in the financial system towards environmentally sustainable finance? And if not, what can we do to accelerate this shift? The OECD stands ready to support efforts to build political leadership and address outstanding barriers to sustainable finance.

  • 21-September-2019

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    OECD at UN Climate Action Summit

    The OECD will be actively participating in the UN Climate Action Summit on the theme "A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win" through an official high-level side event and by taking part in a number of workshops, seminars and other events throughout the summit, and NYC Climate Week during 23-29 September 2019.

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  • 20-September-2019

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    Message from Rodolfo Lacy, Director for the Environment Directorate

    The UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September marks a potential inflection point ahead of the start of the implementation of the Paris Agreement in 2020. This event will gather and encourage Heads of State and Government to deliver concrete actions to address climate change. Our planet is witnessing dramatic changes in its life-support ecosystems, demanding accelerated action and co-operation among interlinking policy areas...

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  • 20-September-2019

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    Accelerating Climate Action - Refocusing Policies through a Well-being Lens

    This report builds on the OECD Well-being Framework and applies a new perspective that analyses synergies and trade-offs between climate change mitigation and broader goals such as health, education, jobs, as well as wider environmental quality and the resources needed to sustain our livelihoods through time. This report takes an explicitly political economy approach to the low-emissions transitions needed across five economic sectors (electricity, heavy industry, residential, surface transport, and agriculture) that are responsible for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Synergies between emissions reduction and broader well-being objectives, such as reduced air pollution and improved health, increase the incentives for early mitigation action. At the same time, the impact of climate policies on issues such as the affordability of energy and jobs need to be taken into account to counter growing economic and social inequalities within and between countries. The report argues that reframing climate policies using a well-being lens is necessary for making visible such synergies and trade-offs; allowing decision-makers to increase the former and anticipate, manage and minimise the latter. This requires us to rethink societal goals in terms of well-being, reframe our measures of progress and refocus policy-making accordingly. The full publication will be available in 2020.
  • 17-September-2019

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    Financing climate objectives in cities and regions to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth - Environment Policy Paper

    This paper focuses on how national and sub-national governments can align subnational financial flows to transition towards low-carbon, resilient and inclusive cities. The paper is a contribution from the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative and to the OECD Programme on Subnational Finance and Investment.

  • 17-September-2019

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    Project: Financing Climate Futures

    This initiative provides a roadmap for such a shift and identifies seven transformative areas that are key to driving the alignment of financial flows, climate & development objectives. Read more on latest events, case studies and key findings.

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  • 13-September-2019

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    Climate Finance Provided and Mobilised by Developed Countries in 2013-17

    This report presents OECD estimates of annual volumes of climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for developing countries in 2013-17. These estimates include bilateral and multilateral public finance, official-supported export credits and mobilised private finance. The underpinning accounting framework is consistent with the one used by the OECD in 2015 to produce estimates of climate finance for the years 2013-14, as well as that used in 2016 to produce 2020 climate finance projections. Furthermore, it is also consistent with the outcome of the UNFCCC COP24 on modalities for the accounting of financial resources provided and mobilised through public interventions.
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