Publications & Documents


  • 29-January-2016

    English

    Environment Working Papers

    This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to biodversity, climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes and green investment.

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  • 28-January-2016

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    The water challenge: OECD's response

    Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained and 3.9 billion people will be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. The OECD Environment Directorate analyses how water management can contribute to sustainable growth and development, with a focus on financing water services and infrastructure, managing water related risks (including scarcity and pollution), and urban water management.

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  • 27-January-2016

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    Global Forum on Environment - organised by the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) - September 2015

    The CCXG Global Forum, held on 8 September 2015 at the OECD, brought together technical negotiators and experts from OECD and non-OECD countries to discuss topics relevant to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations. It facilitated a sharing of views on issues in the current negotiations on adaptation, climate support, review processes for mitigation, and long-term signals provided within a climate agreement.

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  • 27-January-2016

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    Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG)

    The CCXG is a group of government delegates and experts from OECD and other industrialised countries. Its aim is to promote dialogue on and enhance understanding of technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. Two new reports are now available.

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  • 22-January-2016

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    Private climate finance: Research Collaborative

    The Research Collaborative conducts and co-ordinates work to develop and assess methods for estimating private finance mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries. Its latest publication highlights options that could be implemented and outlines longer-term action points towards systematic and comparable data and methods. Section on-going activities for 2016 is updated.

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  • 21-January-2016

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    Blogs related to environment

    Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as air pollution, biodiversity, climate change, OECD at #COP21, green growth, investment, waste and water. Join the discussion on one or more of our blogs. New blogs on the importance of a Policy Coherence Lens for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and Measuring Mutlidimensional Well-being and Sustainable Development.

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  • 21-January-2016

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    COP21 was decades in the making, so how do we make future decades work for climate? Insights blog

    Given the years of preparation – and for some OECD colleagues, a life’s work – my hope was for an enduring, ambitious text, helping us to avoid climate catastrophe. My expectation was far less grand, more closely aligned to the reality of getting 195 countries to adopt an agreement with legal force.

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  • 21-January-2016

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    Forthcoming Environmental Performance Reviews

    Launching an environmental review is a process of comprehensive research and analytical effort, that usually takes a year and a half. Find out more about the current work in progress for 2016 and 2017.

  • 18-January-2016

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    Mitigating Droughts and Floods in Agriculture - Policy Lessons and Approaches

    Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, notably of droughts and floods to which the agriculture sector is particularly exposed. While agricultural productivity growth and policy development have allowed to better cope with these risks and reduce overall impacts on the sector and commodity markets, there is substantial room to improve policy responses and co-ordinate across policy domains, including with respect to water rights and allocation, weather and hydrological information, innovation and education, and insurance and compensation schemes. Indeed, drought and flood risks are likely to become a major policy concern as increasing population will increase the demand for food, feed, fibre, and energy, not to mention the competition for water resources, and urbanisation will increase the demand for flood protection and mitigation, raising the issue of the allocation of flood risks across sectors and areas.

  • 15-January-2016

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    Behavioural and Experimental Economics for Environmental Policy

    This project investigates how behavioural economics can inform the design of “norm-based” environmental policies and “behaviourally robust” markets for ecosystem services. This work is part of a broader effort of a project that seeks to identify areas where behavioural economics can have the greatest impact on environmental policy design. The BEEP database is now available.

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