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  • 13-November-2018

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    Forum on Green Finance and Investment

    13-14 November 2018, OECD Paris - The OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment is pleased to announce the 5th Forum on Green Finance and Investment on the theme "Aligning financial flow and infrastructure with climate objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".

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  • 25-September-2018

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    Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure

    25 September 2018, New York - The OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group are hosting a high-level panel discussion on their joint initiative “Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure”. The project is being undertaken with the support of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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  • 18-September-2018

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    Innovative Approaches to Building Resilient Coastal Infrastructure - Environment Policy Paper

    This Policy Paper comprises an Issue Brief and Background Report prepared by the OECD for the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministers (19-21 September 2018, Canada). It outlines the rising risks faced by coastal communities, which are being exacerbated by climate change; and shows how governments can harness innovation to help improve resilience and emphasises the need for close engagement with coastal communities.

  • 18-September-2018

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    Improving Plastics Management: Trends, policy responses, and the role of international co-operation and trade - Environment Policy Paper

    This Policy Paper comprises the Background Report prepared by the OECD for the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministers (19-21 September, Canada). It provides an overview of current plastics production and use, the environmental impacts that this is generating and identifies the reasons for currently low plastics recycling rates, as well as what can be done about it.

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  • 18-September-2018

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    Few countries are pricing carbon high enough to meet climate targets

    Governments need to raise carbon prices much faster if they are to meet their commitments on cutting emissions and slowing the pace of climate change under the Paris Agreement, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-September-2018

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    Assessing the Effectiveness of Environmental Provisions in Regional Trade - Trade and Environment Working Paper

    This paper aims to test whether the inclusion of environmental provisions in Regional Trade Agreements has contributed to the improvement of environmental quality among the Parties to these agreements through empirical modelling and analysis. Three indicators are considered as a proxy for environmental quality: concentrations of suspended particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

  • 12-September-2018

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    Event: Financing Climate Futures - what role for cities and regions?

    12 September 2018, San Francisco - Cities and regions are critical financial actors in the global response to climate change, and particularly in the infrastructure. This expert panel will discuss how national and sub-national governments, as well as private actors, can scale up subnational financial flows to transition to low-carbon, resilient and inclusive cities, presenting the findings from OECD and World Bank studies.

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  • 26-August-2018

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    OECD at Stockholm World Water Week

    26-31 August 2018 - The OECD will be participating at Stockholm World Water Week, the theme of which is "Water, ecosystems and human development”. The OECD is convening and speaking at a series of events throughout the week related to financing investment in water, water quality management and nature-based solutions.

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  • 26-July-2018

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    Global Forum on the Environment: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

    10-12 July 2018 - Within the margins of the meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Forum examined the opportunities and challenges with regard to biodiversity mainstreaming in national economic and development policy and across different sectors (e.g., agriculture, forestry, fisheries, energy and mining).

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  • 20-July-2018

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    Insights blog: Steering urban sprawl

    Cities with highest average population densities in the world are facing the challenge of urban sprawl. Finding sustainable solutions to reduce sprawl demands rethinking urban space and weighing the private benefits of low density living–my house and garden–against social, environmental and infrastructure costs.

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