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Save the date: International Conference on Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

 

Banner G20 Growth Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition (3)

 

The OECD is undertaking a major project on the economic growth and investment implications of the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy in the context of the German G20 Presidency.

save the date: OECD-hosted International conference, TUESDAY 23 MAY 2017, berlin

  • How can governments ensure that climate-friendly growth policies provide a major boost to short-term growth while increasing longer-term resilience?
  • What development pathways will get us to the Paris Agreement outcomes?
  • How do investment flows need to change to get us there? What are the growth and structural implications of going low carbon?
  • How can governments create the conditions to drive a prosperous transition?


These are some of the questions to be debated at an OECD-hosted international conference taking place in Berlin on 23 May 2017, in collaboration with the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and in conjunction with the Petersberg Climate Dialogue.


This event will present the results of the major OECD report, Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth, which provides a ground-breaking analysis of how low-emission and climate-resilient development can be achieved without compromising economic growth, competitiveness or well-being.

We are pleased to invite you to join the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría (tbc) at this event. The conference will take place in the context of the German G20 presidency and will be attended by decision-makers from a large number of countries, business representatives as well as high-level actors of international cooperation.

  • To register for the conference: send an email to Makeda.Yohannes@oecd.org with your name, email address and institutional affiliation.

 

Bringing together the growth, development and climate agendas

Delivering on the Paris objectives will require fundamental shifts in our economies, including major changes in how capital is allocated.

The Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition project analyses how low-emission and climate-resilient development can be achieved without compromising economic growth, competitiveness, or well-being across the G20 group of countries and beyond.

Invigorating economic growth in the short-term does not necessarily equate with investing in emissions-intensive infrastructure and locking-in a high-carbon pathway. Escaping the low-growth trap that many countries currently find themselves in does not mean embracing a high-carbon future complete with future economic liabilities in terms of stranded assets and physical damages due to climate change impacts.

The project looks at a number of key questions surrounding the low-carbon transition:

  • 1. What development pathways will get us to the Paris outcome? 
  • 2. How do investment flows need to change to get us there?
  • 3. What are the growth and structural implications of going low-carbon?
  • 4. How can governments create the conditions to drive a prosperous transition?

 

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A number of expert workshops have taken place to feed into the project:

 

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An inclusive process relevant to all G20 countries

The project is being undertaken as part of the OECD’s Programme of Work and Budget with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, and in the context of the German G20 Presidency. It is guided by an Advisory Council of 14 high-profile academic, government, business and civil society members. The work also benefits from the input of a number of partner institutions from G20 countries, covering the range of issues being addressed.

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