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  • 19-December-2018

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    Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Latin America - Evidence from Environmental Performance Reviews

    This report synthesises key findings on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the Environmental Performance Reviews completed for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru between 2013 and 2017. The report aims to provide a sense of the common challenges facing these Latin American countries, the strategies being used to tackle them, the gaps that remain and how these can be addressed. Focusing on Latin America is particularly pertinent given the great wealth of biodiversity in the region and the growing pressures on its conservation and sustainable use.
  • 18-December-2018

    English, Excel, 10,914kb

    OECD Database of Transboundary Movements of Wastes (xlsx)

    This 2018 database update is established to facilitate the implementation of OECD Decision C(2001)107 on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Waste destined for Recovery Operation.

  • 13-December-2018

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    Evaluating the effectiveness of policy instruments for biodiversity - Environment Working Paper

    This report provides an overview of methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments for biodiversity, covering impact evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis and other more commonly used approaches. It also provides an inventory of biodiversity-relevant impact evaluation studies, across both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

  • 12-December-2018

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    Aligning Development Co operation with the Objectives of the Paris Agreement

    The landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of our future if climate change continues to intensify. This year’s extreme weather events – record breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains, major tropical storms, diminishing Arctic sea ice – could soon become our daily reality. With only 12 years left to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees, we need to take bold and decisive action.

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  • 12-December-2018

    English, PDF, 154kb

    Key takeaways from the High-Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low-carbon Transition

    On 10 December in Katowice, the 9th annual High-Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low-carbon Transition, co-hosted by the OECD and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), highlighted significant progress in mobilising green institutional investment, as well as important remaining challenges.

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  • 12-December-2018

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    OECD-UN Environment FI Event: Aligning Finance with the Goals of the Paris Agreement

    We are facing a climate emergency. The special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that, without bold and urgent climate action, global warming will reach 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030. That’s barely 12 years away!

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  • 11-December-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Katowice, Poland, on 12-13 December 2018

    In Katowice, the Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the OECD High-Level Side Event New Climate Economy (Climate-Growth Nexus)as well asat the OECD‑UN Environment FI High-Level Side Event (Aligning Finance with the Goals of the Paris Agreement).

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  • 10-December-2018

    English, PDF, 850kb

    Key Findings: Achieving Clean Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

    A clean energy revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa is urgently needed to win the fight against energy poverty. Clean energy provides a golden thread to deliver on the promise of Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

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  • 10-December-2018

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    Building Resilient Cities - An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management Policies in Southeast Asia

    Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant risks and undermine long-term economic growth, especially in coastal cities. Managing such natural disaster risks is an essential component of urban policies in fast-growing Southeast Asian cities, especially as the impacts of climate change worsen.In addition to providing a framework for assessing disaster risk management policies in cities, this report also presents the results of assessment and locally tailored policy recommendations in five cities of different institutional, geographic, socio-economic and environmental contexts in Southeast Asia. They include Bandung (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand), Cebu (Philippines), Hai Phong (Viet Nam) and Iskandar (Malaysia). The study highlights that Southeast Asian cities are largely underprepared for natural disaster risks.Through an assessment of disaster risk management (DRM) policies at national and subnational levels, the study aims to enhance urban resilience by: i) identifying policy challenges related to DRM ; ii) assessing the impacts of current DRM policy practices; and iii) proposing more efficient and effective policy options to enhance urban resilience.
  • 7-December-2018

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    Policy Perspectives: Climate-resilient infrastructure

    A co-ordinated policy response is needed to ensure that new and existing infrastructure networks are resilient to climate change. This Policy Paper outlines a framework for achieving this based on the experiences in OECD and G20 countries. It shows how governments and businesses can collaborate to mobilise investment for climate-resilient infrastructure.

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