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  • 25-September-2018

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    Event: High-level Discussion on Financing Climate Futures

    On 25 September 2018 in New York, the OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group hosted 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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  • 25-September-2018

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    Launch of the Financing Climate Futures initiative

    I am delighted to be here this evening to kick off the launch of the joint OECD, World Bank and UN Environment initiative Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure.

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  • 21-September-2018

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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. Video recording: Leveraging the smat grid to optimise energy consumption.

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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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    Environment and Regional Trade Agreements

    The OECD is investigating the trends of environmental provisions in Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and their effects on the environment since 2005. Recent work focuses on how governments actually implement these environmental commitments and whether they have had an impact on environmental endpoints and on how to incorporate environmental objectives across these agreements for better policy coherence.

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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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  • 7-September-2018

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    Monitoring land cover change

    Loss of biodiversity and pressures on ecosystem services are global challenges. Land cover change is the best measure available to monitor pressures on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity. Read more on the new OECD indicator on land cover changes and conversions. Latest release: OECD uses European Space Agency data to measure green growth.

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