Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.
Investments in clean energy infrastructure need to be scaled up to support the broader development, economic and climate agenda. This will require leveraging private investment, however investment in this area remains constrained by barriers, including market and government failures. This page describes what tools the OECD provides to governments to create an enabling environment for investment flows to clean energy infrastructure.
The Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development contributes to ensuring OECD’s continuous relevance as a forum where developing, emerging and advanced economies can constructively discuss issues of common interest and explore approaches to common challenges, drawing on objective evidence-based comparative analysis as a common knowledge base.
Iceland has one of the world’s most pristine natural environments and its glaciers, volcanoes and hot underground springs bring major economic benefits via renewable energy and tourism. Continued growth in power generation for aluminium smelting and in tourist numbers must be managed carefully to preserve these natural assets.
Sweden has shown a longstanding commitment to the environment, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and nitrogen leaching. It has set itself tough targets for the future, however, and must continue to innovate if it is to meet them, according to the Assessment and recommendations of the 2014 Environmental performance review of Sweden.
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The paper covers a wide range of issues, including domestic green investment policy frameworks, policies to support a shift toward low-carbon, climate-resilient investment, scaling-up private climate investment including through institutional investors, tracking international public and private climate investment flows, finance and investment for climate change adaptation, and improving the effectiveness of climate finance.
Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanisation and car use, according to the OECD’s first Environmental Performance Review of Colombia.
The report provides an update of some of the developments in environmental expenditure and finance in the Russian Federation.
Four years after its 2010 Environmental performance review, Ireland's mid-term report presents its main achievements, including reforms of the waste and water sectors, a new domestic water charge and a carbon tax.
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This paper is aimed primarily at government officials who are involved in decision making over how to utilise climate finance in support of relevant national actions. It provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis.