Publications & Documents


  • 7-May-2014

    English

    OECD countries commit to work towards a climate deal for 2015

    The OECD’s 34 member countries today affirmed their common resolve to work towards a deal on combating climate change at the COP21 talks in Paris in 2015. OECD accession countries Colombia and Latvia joined the statement issued at the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting, attended by finance, economy, trade and other ministers.

  • 6-May-2014

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    Update on the OECD’s Work on Climate Finance and Investment

    The paper covers a wide range of issues, including domestic green investment policy frameworks, policies to support a shift toward low-carbon, climate-resilient investment, scaling-up private climate investment including through institutional investors, tracking international public and private climate investment flows, finance and investment for climate change adaptation, and improving the effectiveness of climate finance.

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  • 6-May-2014

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    Promoting environmentally sustainable “greener” growth, remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, 6 May, 2014

    With the right policy mix and bold decisions, we can turn environmental sustainability into a source of growth, employment and economic resilience. Green can go hand in hand with growth; and the OECD, with your guidance and support, can help our countries to succeed in this urgent economic transformation.

  • 6-May-2014

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    Ministerial Statement on Climate Change – MCM 2014

    Ministers affirmed their common resolve to work towards adopting a legally binding instrument on combating climate change and agreed to step up efforts to incentivise private investment in low-carbon infrastructure, foster green goods and services, phase out fossil fuel subsidies and study how export credits could help combat climate change.

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  • 28-April-2014

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    Insight Blog - Wake up and save the coffee: Making development climate-resilient

    A new OECD report describes what Ethiopia and Columbia are doing to sustain development in a changing climate.

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  • 22-April-2014

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    Climate Resilience in Development Planning - Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia

    Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals.

    This report discusses the current state of knowledge on how to build climate resilience in developing countries. It argues that climate-resilient development requires moving beyond the climate-proofing of existing development pathways, to consider economic development objectives and resilience priorities in parallel. Achieving this will require political vision and a clear understanding of the relation between climate and development, as well as an adapted institutional set-up, financing arrangements, and progress monitoring and evaluation. The report also discusses two priorities for climate-resilient development: disaster risk management and the involvement of the private sector.

    The report builds on a growing volume of country experiences on building climate resilience into national development planning. Two country case studies, Ethiopia and Colombia, are discussed in detail.

  • 15-April-2014

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    Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

    The OECD Environmental Strategy clearly outlines the need for governments to look for integrated solutions such as sustainable materials management to address current environmental concerns. Ideally public authorities should try to internalise all negative environmental externalities in the prices facing firms and consumers at all stages of the life-cycle.

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  • 11-April-2014

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    Policy Highlights - Scaling up finance mechanisms for biodiversity

    Biodiversity loss is a major environmental challenge facing humankind. Biodiversity - and associated ecosystems - provide a range of invaluable services to society that underpin human health, well-being and economic growth. These include food, clean water, flood protection and climate regulation.

  • 10-April-2014

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    Colombia must do more on environment for sustainable economic growth, says OECD

    Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanisation and car use, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-April-2014

    English

    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014

    This report is the first OECD review of Colombia’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and chemicals management and policies that promote more effective and efficient protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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