Air pollution in Delhi has been so bad this November that the Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency. According to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet, outdoor air pollution caused more than a million premature deaths in India in 2016, whose cost, according to OECD estimates, amounts to more than USD 800 billion. Read the full blog.
“National governments must take the lead and do so with a recognition that they are part of a global effort.” Speaking last week at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría urged countries not to retreat behind their national borders in dealing with climate change. Read the full blog.
Lean more on OECD work on climate and programme of side events during the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference, under the Presidency of Fiji, held from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center Bonn, in Germany.
Les pays doivent élargir leur vision au-delà d’étroits programmes d’action nationaux pour faire baisser les émissions mondiales et réduire les risques climatiques, a déclaré aujourd’hui le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, M. Angel Gurría. Les gouvernements devraient profiter de la flexibilité intégrée à l’Accord de Paris de 2015 pour viser des réductions d’émissions plus ambitieuses et plus rapides, a-t-il indiqué.
I want to focus on the urgent and systemic issue of climate change, which is more than just an environmental problem. Just two days ago, the 2017 Lancet Countdown report was released, showing that climate change is already a critical public health issue, one disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable as well as those least responsible for anthropogenic warming.
This workshop, held on 25 October 2017, at the OECD Paris, brought together over 32 representatives from the biodiversity and development co-operation communities to share experience and insights on the key opportunities and challenges to mainstreaming biodiversity into development policies and planning and into development co-operation. Meeting documents and presentations are now available.
Paris, 24-25 October 2017: Bringing together leading actors across the green finance community, the 2017 forum will focus on the short and long-term actions needed to meet the Paris Agreement; opportunities for green investment; the role of the financial system; and channels for green finance and investment.