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  • 25-June-2015

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    Blogs related to environment

    Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as biodiversity, climate change, #COP21, green growth, investment, waste and water. Join the discussion on one or more of our blogs. Join the discussion.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Investment in clean energy: A worthwhile goal - Insights Blog

    Most of us would agree that clean energy is a worthwhile goal, and the world has invested more than $2 trillion on renewable-energy plants in the past decade. But are we doing enough?

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  • 5-June-2015

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    Carbon Pricing: Does the OECD practice what it preaches? Insights Blog

    Today, more than 22% of global emissions are covered by a carbon price. Almost 40 countries and over 20 cities, states and provinces use carbon pricing mechanisms or are planning to implement them. The OECD recommends that countries make carbon pricing the cornerstone of climate policy. Price signals sent to consumers, producers and investors alike need to be consistent and facilitate the gradual phase-out of fossil fuel emissions.

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  • 5-June-2015

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    Saving every drop: How the OECD reduces its environmental footprint - Insights Blog

    We could spend World Environment Day warning of the doom and gloom of future Earth, but considering how much we have done that already, that’s not going to get us very far as we approach this year’s COP21 in Paris. Instead, we are going to give you a taste on what we do here at the OECD headquarters to help save the environment, taking our own medicine on what we prescribe to governments.

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  • 30-May-2015

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    Climate, Carbon, COP21 and Beyond - Insights Blog

    "We absolutely should and must demand a strong deal in Paris". Read the full blog by Chris Barrett, Executive Director, Finance and Economics, European Climate Foundation, and former Australian Ambassador to the OECD.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    Transport, trade and tournism - Insights Blog

    To mark the opening of the International Transport Forum’s Annual Summit, today’s post addresses three broad issues of the complex and multidimensional triangular relationship between transport, trade and tourism.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    From frenetic expansion to steady states

    Challenging free trade orthodoxy is a heavy lift in our political culture; anything that has been in place for that long takes on an air of inevitability. But, critical as these shifts are, they are not enough to lower emissions in time. To do that, we will need to confront a logic even more entrenched than free trade–the logic of indiscriminate economic growth.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    How partnerships can spur our transition to a low-carbon economy

    For the past decade or so, there has been a lot of debate in policy circles on how to get governments and the private sector to work together more collaboratively in order to catalyse the transition to green growth. The good news is that in that time many factors have come together to make this more of a reality.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    Economic growth can complement environmental conservation

    For many years one of the predominant conventional wisdoms in both business and policymaking circles was that cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions necessitates a sacrifice in economic growth.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    The way forward on climate

    Over the coming months, the world will be preparing for what is heralded as an historic meeting for climate change negotiations. If the right decisions are taken–with the aim of making a sustainable energy future a reality–we will be able to reap enormous, multiple benefits deriving not only from decarbonisation, but also from reduced air pollution, better energy access, energy security and economic prosperity.

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