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Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. Just news: The OECD is participating in the Stockholm World Water Week from 31 August-5 September 2014.
Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. The OECD work on financing climate change action focuses on developing frameworks, tools and analysis to provide guidance to countries in this transition. New Policy Highlights on Investment in clean energy infrastructure.
OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on three main areas: (1) Economic aspects of adaptation; (2) Adaptation and development; and (3) Adaptation in OECD countries. The summary record and speakers' presentations are now available for the Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, held on 18-19 June 2014.
Tracking private climate finance flows is a key task in monitoring progress in the international effort to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Research and co-ordination of ongoing initiatives are required from this RC open network to improve the identification, measurement & reporting of private climate flows. Latest report "Exploring potential data sources for estimating private climate finance."
An efficient transport sector is important for economic development and for the wellbeing of people. However, transport activities can generate various negative environmental impacts. The OECD has carried out several studies to identify instruments and other approaches for reconciling transport and environmental policies.
Following the 2010 request by Kazakhstan to initiate an NPD on water, the NPD process started in the country in 2012. This page provides further information about the NPD process and its achievements in Kazakhstan.
Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing critical ecosystem services, such as food security, water purification, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, that are essential to support human well-being and economic growth. Latest news on OECD participation at the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal.
The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals thus addressing the heavy environmental legacy of the Soviet model of development. This support is provided within the framework of the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme (the EAP Task Force).
Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) programme is being implemented by OECD in co-operation with UNECE, UNEP, and UNIDO to assist the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in their transition to green economies. Read the latest news.
The European Union Water Initiative was launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The objective is to create the conditions for mobilising all available EU resources (human & financial), and to coordinate them to achieve the water-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in partner countries.