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  • 5-September-2019

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    Blockchain technologies as a digital enabler for sustainable infrastructure - Environment Policy Paper

    Embracing new technologies that could enable drastic reductions in GHG emissions will be key to delivering low-emissions pathways for growth, but it is not always obvious what the big breakthroughs will look like. This report looks at how blockchain technology can be applied to support sustainable infrastructure investment that is aligned with climate change objectives.

  • 26-August-2019

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    G7 Leaders Summit: Climate, Oceans, Biodiversity

    Climate change is advancing faster than our apparent willingness to stop it. The G7 must lead by example and the OECD is ready to help.

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  • 16-August-2019

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    Flexibility mechanisms in environmental regulations: Their use and impacts - Environment Working Paper

    Based on an in-depth literature review and responses to a survey among OECD member countries, this paper discusses the use of flexibility mechanisms in environmental regulations. The literature on these issues is limited, but it is clear that some such mechanisms can have important environmental and economic impacts.

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  • 3-July-2019

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    Economic interactions between climate change and outdoor air pollution - Environment Working Paper

    Climate change and outdoor air pollution are two of the most challenging environmental issues that modern society faces. This paper presents the first global analysis of the joint economic consequences of climate change and outdoor air pollution to 2060, in the absence of new policies to address these challenges.

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  • 3-July-2019

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    Climate lectures by OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría

    On 3rd July 2019, in his fourth biennial climate change lecture, OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría focused on how countries can overcome the numerous political, economic and social barriers to achieve the rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to safeguard our common future. Follow this link to watch the full lecture and the press release.

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  • 5-April-2019

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    Centre on Green Finance and Investment

    Investment in the green economy needs to take place on a greater scale over coming decades if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the ambition of the Paris Agreement. To support these objectives, the Centre’s mission helps to catalyse and to support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy through the development of policies, institutions and instruments for green finance and investment.

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  • 2-April-2019

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    Adaptation to climate change

    Efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gases need to be complemented with co-ordinated response to build resilience. Climate adaptation policies reduce the adverse consequences of climate impacts that are already underway and helps societies proactively prepare for the future. Find out more on how the OECD is working to support governments in planning and implementing effective, efficient and equitable adaptation policies.

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  • 26-March-2019

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    Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change - organised by the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) - March 2019

    This event focused on the implication of COP24 outcomes and the implementation of the Rulebook, as well as on upcoming work on unresolved issues such as Article 6. Discussions covered Common Tabular Format (CTF) for climate finance and tracking progress towards the mitigation targets and updating and implementing NDCs, with a particular attention to the power sector and carbon markets.

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  • 6-March-2019

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    Responding to Rising Seas - OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks

    There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge. Specifically, the report examines how countries approach shared costs and responsibilities for coastal risk management and how this encourages or hinders risk-reduction behaviour by households, businesses and different levels of government. The report outlines policy tools that national governments can use to encourage an efficient, effective and equitable response to ongoing coastal change. It is informed by new analysis on the future costs of sea-level rise, and the main findings from four case studies (Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).
  • 5-March-2019

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    Vintage differentiated regulations and plant survival: Evidence from coal-fired plants - Environment Working Paper

    This paper assesses the effect of environmental regulations on plant survival and emissions using data on the extent of vintage differentiation of regulations (VDR5) regarding air pollution emission limit values for existing and new coal-fired power plants. Focussing on NOx and SOx emissions, the paper applies survival analysis techniques on a sample of generating units across 31 OECD and non-member countries between 1962 and 2012.

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