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The overall financial architecture of a global climate agreement can help to ensure that national and international systems for tracking and matching climate support are efficient and effective. Recent OECD work focuses on tracking financial flows to support climate action.
OECD actively participates in the annual UN conferences on climate change to consider what can be done to reduce global warming (mitigation) and how to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable (adaptation).
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This is an ENB article on the presentation of the joint agency paper "Poverty and Climate Change: Reducing the vulnerability of the Poor through Adaptation" on 9 June 2003
There is growing interest in “scaling-up” GHG mitigation actions and the market mechanisms that support these actions. One way of doing this would be to encourage action at the sectoral level. The objective of the work on sectoral approaches is to explore options under the UNFCCC.
Carbon markets put a price on carbon and this is essential to drive necessary technological and behavioural innovation to limit climate change. OECD works with governments to analyse the design, development and implementation of greenhouse gas market instruments.
The objective of the work on long-term issues is to investigate how possible policy decisions, including future commitments, may progressively ensure the long term success of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This working paper is the first empirical assessment of M&E frameworks used by development co-operation agencies for projects and programmes with adaptation-specific or adaptation-related components. It has analysed 106 project documents across six bilateral development agencies.
Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.
Innovation in technologies that promote mitigation and adaptation is critical for tackling climate change. This paper uses agricultural crop biotechnology as a case study of innovative activity, it is the first empirical quantification innovation in adaptation-related crop biotechnology.
As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment, according to the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.