Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

Published on May 23, 2017


This report provides an assessment of how governments can generate inclusive economic growth in the short term, while making progress towards climate goals to secure sustainable long-term growth. It describes the development pathways required to meet the Paris Agreement objectives and underlines the value of well-aligned policy packages in mobilising investment and social support for the transition while enhancing growth. The report also sets out the structural, financial and political changes needed to enable the transition.


Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
A decisive transition for growth and climate
Pathways from Paris
Infrastructure for climate and growth
Growth implications of climate action
Policies for scaling up low-emission and resilient investment
Towards an inclusive transition
Mobilising financing for the transition
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OECD NEWS RELEASE and speeches - 23 may 2017 - berlin


OECD International conference on Tuesday 23 May 2017 in Berlin

Event postcard Investing in Climate Investing in Growth BerlinThe OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presented the results of this 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.

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

  • 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?

The conference took place in the context of the German G20 presidency and attended by decision-makers from a large number of countries, business representatives as well as high-level actors of international co-operation.

Synthesis and executive summary

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 Download the Executive Summary


  • Technical note on estimates of infrastructure investment needs

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