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  • 12-February-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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  • 12-February-2016

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    Flabber-gassed by our noxious air: can electric vehicles save us? Insights blog

    Paris is a beautiful city but has an ugly problem with air pollution. Using 2 wheels to get to work, one becomes acutely aware of this insidious addiction to cars, and the “essence” of the problem, DIESEL.

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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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  • 15-January-2016

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    Aid to the Energy Generation and Supply sector

    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.

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  • 15-December-2015

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    How OECD and IEA contributed to COP21 - Insights blog

    With the world welcoming the new comprehensive global climate agreement at COP21 aiming to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it is worth noting the significant contribution that the OECD family has made. These contributions were aptly summarized in a useful joint statement by the secretariats of OECD, IEA, International Transport Forum and Nuclear Energy Agency right after COP21 kicked off.

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  • 11-December-2015

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    Climate disclosure: knowledge powers change

    Everybody is interested in the impacts of what companies are doing and the environmental practices and impacts of doing business are coming under increasing scrutiny. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría looks at how both governments and investors are ready to scale up climate disclosure and the use of climate information.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    Climate change mitigation: We must do more

    Countries everywhere have committed to fighting climate change but many are still subsidising fossil fuels, investing little in green technologies, failing to put a realistic price on carbon, and allowing transport emissions to grow. Much more can and should be done.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    OECD Insights on COP21

    Over the past year, OECD Insights has published a series of blogs from contributors inside and outside the Organisation on the issues being debated over the next two weeks at COP21 in Paris. Here they are, in alphabetical order by title.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    Climate Change: OECD DAC External Development Finance Statistics

    The OECD DAC measures and monitors development finance targeting climate change objectives using two Rio markers: Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation.

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  • 27-November-2015

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    Overcoming climate change and unleashing a dynamic, zero-carbon economy

    The UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris 30 November-11 December is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reach a new international agreement to combat climate change and accelerate our transition to a low-carbon economy. The “carbon entanglement” of our economies is keeping us on a collision course with nature.

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