This workshop brought together over 85 participants from the environment and the development communities to discuss challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming biodiversity into development at the national and sector level, and to better manage for results.
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Summary Record OECD ENVIRONET Expert Workshop February 2014
Southeast Asia’s booming economy offers tremendous growth potential, but also large and interlinked economic, social and environmental challenges. The region’s current growth model is based in large part on natural resource exploitation, exacerbating these challenges. This report provides evidence that, with the right policies and institutions, Southeast Asia can pursue green growth and thus sustain the natural capital and environmental services, including a stable climate, on which prosperity depends.
Carried out in consultation with officials and researchers from across the region, Towards Green Growth in Southeast Asia provides a framework for regional leaders to design their own solutions to move their countries towards green growth. While recognising the pressures that Southeast Asian economies face to increase growth, fight poverty and enhance well-being, the report acknowledges the links between all these dimensions and underscores the window of opportunity that the region has now to sustain its wealth of natural resources, lock-in resource-efficient and resilient infrastructure, attract investment, and create employment in the increasingly dynamic and competitive sectors of green technology and renewable energy.
Some key policy recommendations are that these challenges can be met by scaling up existing attempts to strengthen governance and reform countries’ economic structure; mainstreaming green growth into national development plans and government processes; accounting for the essential ecosystem services provided by natural capital, ending open-access natural resource exploitation; and guiding the sustainable growth of cities to ensure well-being and prosperity.
The OECD and CPI organised a Dialogue on "Improving Transparency and Accountability through Enhanced Tracking of Climate Finance Flows" on 22 September in New York.
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This is a flyer on the e-learning foundation course on the OECD policy guidance on Greening Capacity for Development.
Statistics on bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) extended with the purpose of assisting developing countries in the implementation of the three Rio Conventions.
This page provides a summary of publications and working papers released by the OECD on the nexus between development co-operation and green growth, climate change and the environment.
Le rapport Placer la croissance verte au coeur du développement s’interroge sur le type de croissance qui pourrait créer de la richesse et du bien-être pour tous, aujourd’hui et pour les générations futures, tout en respectant l’environnement. Il propose une approche à deux volets pour guider l’action nationale et internationale en faveur de la croissance verte dans les pays en développement. Il s’appuie sur des exemples de réussite, toujours plus nombreux un peu partout dans le monde, et souligne les enseignements tirés.
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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.
Many environmental forecasts and studies highlight the risks to development if current policies and behaviour do not change. Green growth presents a new approach to economic growth - putting well-being at the centre of development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services to support sustainable development.