Building on the success of the inaugural Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF), the OECD will hold its 2nd Green Investment Financing Forum on 19-20 May 2015. In this defining year for climate change policy and low-carbon investment, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will welcome senior government officials and key actors in financing green infrastructure investment for a targeted discussion.
Developing countries are increasingly moving towards more strategic national policies and plans, the effectiveness of which will depend upon proper assessment of a given country’s vulnerability to climate change. This report draws upon emerging monitoring and evaluation practices across developed and developing countries to identify four tools that countries can draw upon in their own assessment frameworks: 1) climate change risk
The OECD Green Investment Financing Forums promote dialogue between public and private sector towards the mobilisation of private investment financing for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure.
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.
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. New video on Smart climate change adaptation in practice; read our latest report on Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation: Methodological Approaches.
The polar bear, floating mournfully away on an ice floe as his habitat melts around him, is perhaps one of the most well-travelled symbols of the impacts of climate change.
This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in water-related adaptation technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to water availability and water conservation technologies. It also analyses the innovation activity, including inventive activity by country and technology, international collaboration in technology development, and international diffusion of such water-related technologies.
This paper presents an analysis of the effect of international co-authorship of scientific publications on patenting in wind energy technologies. It is found that the number of scientific publications co-authored by researchers in OECD countries has a positive and very significant impact on the number of wind energy innovations patented in OECD countries.
Le Collaboratif de Recherche mène et coordonne des travaux visant à améliorer l'identification et la mesure des flux de finance climat privée dans le but de d'améliorer le suivi des progrès dans l'effort international visant à lutter contre le changement climatique. Le nouveau rapport explore des méthodes économétriques afin d’estimer la finance privée mobilisée par l’action publique dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables.
Between 2010-2012, five well renowned Public Financial Institutions provided over 100 billion euros of equity investment and financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable transport projects. Latest blog "A clearer picture of climate-related finance".