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LEED and Cedefop organise the second edition of the Green Skills Forum which will bring together experts in innovation, employability and skills development and lessons from work conducted by the OECD, Cedefop, and other organisations on the implications of the green economy for skills development and training policies.
Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.
To be held on 5-6 December 2013, the Forum will discuss how governments can improve their investment policy framework to reduce the risk and attract long-term private finance in support of green growth.
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Transport matters for green growth. In this sector, long-term investment is foremost a public sector issue since long investment cycles and payback periods often discourage private investments. Green growth requires coherent cross-sectoral policies to establish transport infrastructure which is suitable for next generation technologies.
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Enormous investments are required to transition towards green growth. Government policy action is often needed to unlock private investment in support of green growth. Lack of clarity and consistency in government commitments to environmental and climate policy is a key barrier. In addition, barriers to international trade and investment hamper green investment.
As Mexico seeks to boost economic growth, pressures on its natural resources and environmental outcomes
may intensify, jeopardizing the sustainability of that growth and the well-being of the population.
All issues of the OECD Green Growth Newsletter
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Headlines: 2013 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum: How to Unlock Investment in Support of Green Growth?; OECD Economic Survey: China 2013,Green Growth in Emerging and Developing Asia, Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia, IEA Southeast Asia Energy Outlook; UNFCCC COP19; Carbon Pricing: The Cornerstone of Climate Policy; OECD LEED-GIZ Workshop on Enabling Green and Inclusive Markets Through Green Skills Development.
Environmental goods and services are now a bigger driver of Austria’s economy and job market than traditionally strong sectors like tourism and construction, thanks to the government’s policy of subsidising green investments, a new OECD report shows.
Carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change,according to a new OECD study.