Environment

OECD High-level Parliamentary Seminar on Climate Change

 

High Level Parliamentary Seminar

Climate Change

2 October 2008

OECD Headquarters, Paris

Programme

 9.30 – 10.00

IntroductionAnthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communication Directorate, OECD

10.00 – 11.15

Overview on the Economics of Climate Change MitigationHelen Mountford, Head, Climate Change, Natural Resources and Environmental Outlooks Division, Environment Directorate, OECD;

Romain Duval, Senior Economist, Structural Policy Analysis Division 1, Economics Department, OECDPresentation

11.15 – 12.30

Adaptation to Climate ChangeShardul Agrawala, Principal Administrator, Climate Change – Adaptation, Climate Change, Natural Resources and Environmental Outlooks Division, Environment Directorate, OECDPresentation

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 

Climate Change Mitigation Technologies:  Policy Drivers and Technology TransferNick Johnstone, Principal Administator, Empirical Analysis, National Policies Division, Environment Directorate, OECDPresentation;

Ron Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade & Agriculture Directorate, OECDPresentation 

15.15 – 16.30

Climate Change and Nuclear Energy - Stan Gordelier, Head, Nuclear Development Division, OECD Nuclear Energy AgencyPresentation

16.30 – 17.00 

Conclusions

 

Background

Climate change is confronting us with the fierce urgency of “now”.  It concerns the environment as well as the global economy.  Global temperatures will continue to rise unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced significantly. Impacts will include more intense heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, which in turn will cause damage to key infrastructure and crops, and increase risks to human health and life. As our recent OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 illustrates, the policies needed to address climate change are available and achievable and, when compared to the cost of inaction, and taking into account expected global economic growth, they are economically rational.

With over 20 years experience analysing climate change from an economic perspective, the OECD is uniquely placed to help countries define strategies to produce results at lowest cost. The OECD can facilitate discussions and build a common understanding on issues such as cost sharing, carbon leakage, financial management of catastrophic risk and the potential impacts of climate policies on sectoral competitiveness. We can help countries design and implement national policies to stimulate innovation and diffusion of clean technologies. Finally, we can help identify policies that can mobilise support for developing country responses.  These issues were discussed at recent OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and OECD Forum, as well as at OECD meeting of environment ministers in April 2008, and at the high-meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee in May 2008.

This seminar was an opportunity for parliamentarians and legislators to exchange views with their colleagues and OECD experts on the economics of climate change, adaptation to climate change, innovation, technology and climate change, and energy and climate change.

References

1. OECD Policy Briefs on climate change issues:

2. OECD Observer magazine articles on climate change

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe