In December 2015, 13 national and sub-national governments have created public green investment banks (GIBs) and GIB-like entities. This Policy Perspectives describes this relatively new phenomenon and examines why public green investment banks are being created, and how they are mobilising private investment.
Despite great strides in reducing the number of people in abject poverty, Asia and the Pacific remains home to more than half of the world’s extreme poor. With the global and regional economic outlook uncertain, the key challenge facing Asia is to sustain the growth needed to create jobs and reduce poverty. Read the latest blog by Mr. Stephen P. Groff, Vice President of the Asian Development Bank.
Green growth is about fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. Governments need indicators that can raise awareness, measure progress and identify potential opportunities and risks. New publication on Measuring Inclusive Green Growth at the Country Level.
The Sustainable Development Goals which world leaders agreed on in 2015 are focussed on people, peace and planet. Achieving goals requires a transformational, integrated, and universal agenda that is based on effective policies, sufficient pecunia and true partnerships. Latest OECD Insights blog post by Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee.
Read our latest February edition and all previous issues of the newsletter. The February issue takes a look back at the highlights of the 2015 Green Growth and Sustainable Forum, and recent publications and events related to Green Growth topics.
There are now 44 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Kazakhstan has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Brazil, Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.
The OECD LEED research project “Building resilience through greater adaptability to long-term challenges” aims to explore the link between local resilience and the capacity to adapt to long-term challenges such as ageing populations and the shift to a green economy. Join the webinar on 26 January 2016, 5 pm (Paris time).
The OECD defines policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) as an approach and policy tool to integrate the economic, social, environmental, and governance dimensions of sustainable development at all stages of domestic and international policy making. This blog details the OECD's PCSD framework and its goals.
As part of the Better Life Index, Sustainable Development forms a multi-faceted key role in the way the OECD carries out its policy analysis. This latest blog from the OECD's Chief Statistician outlines how this is done.
Les eaux souterraines ont généré de larges bénéfices pour l’agriculture irriguée dans les zones semi-arides des pays de l’OCDE, mais l’utilisation intensive de ces eaux au-delà de leur taux de recharge dans certaines régions a conduit à l’abaissement du niveau des nappes phréatiques et engendré des externalités environnementales négatives. Ce rapport présente une caractérisation de la diversité des systèmes hydrogéologiques, analyse les politiques des pays de l’OCDE et propose une panoplie de recommandations permettant aux eaux souterraines de contribuer de manière durable à la production agricole et de contribuer à son adaptation au changement climatique.