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Cities can generate growth and jobs while becoming greener – this is the message of the OECD’s new Green Growth in Cities report. Drawing on case studies of Paris, Chicago, Kitakyushu and Stockholm, the report identifies green policies that can respond to urban growth priorities and suggests how to implement and finance them.
As stretched public finances provide limited opportunities for public investments, it is critical for governments from advanced, emerging and developing countries to engage the private sector now to scale-up investment in transport infrastructure, said OECD Secretary-General.
Cities are home to over half of the world’s population. They characterise many of today’s global economic and environmental challenges and deliver cost-effective policy responses.
Boosting private sector investment in sustainable transport infrastructure will be essential as governments seek to meet long-term economic and environmental objectives at a time of constrained public finances, according to a new OECD report.
Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. A central challenge is to avoid “lock-in” to high-emission infrastructure and increased vulnerability in the way we develop. The OECD works with governments to promote good practice to scale up and better target public and private finance to support climate-friendly investment.
Just released: Mobilising Private Investment in Sustainable Transport: The Case of Land-based Passenger Transport Infrastructure. This working paper series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues.
Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing critical ecosystem services, such as food security, water purification, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, that are essential to support human well-being and economic growth.
The DAC defines aid to Energy generation and supply as including energy sector policy, planning and programmes, and aid to power generation of both renewable and non-renewable sources.
The DAC defines aid to education as including education policy and administrative management, education facilities and training, teacher training and educational research, basic education, secondary education and post-secondary education.
Aid to the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Rural Development sectors