Green growth and sustainable development

Green Talks LIVE


The OECD Green Talks Live webinar series brings world experts together on pressing environmental issues for a global audience. These free webinars are open to the general public and participants are welcome to pose questions during the Q&A segment. Video recordings of our Green Talks are made available online afterwards.

Register for an upcoming webinar or watch the video recordings of our past webinars below.


When: Thursday 29 November 2018 - 17:00 (CET Paris time) / 11:00 (EST)

Green Talks LIVE Financing Climate Futures

‌Aligning financial flows with low-emission, resilient development pathways is now more critical than ever to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Current energy, transport, building and water infrastructure make up more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet infrastructure has suffered from chronic underinvestment for decades, in both developed and developing economies.

The OECD estimates that USD 6.9 trillion a year is required up to 2030 to meet climate and development objectives. An unprecedented transformation of existing infrastructure systems is needed to achieve the world’s climate and development objectives.

How can governments move beyond the current incremental approach to climate action and more effectively align financial flows with climate and development priorities?

Join us to discuss key findings from the OECD, UN Environment and World Bank Group report Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure, which explores six key transformative areas (planning, innovation, public budgeting, financial systems, development finance, and cities) that will be critical to align financial flows with low-emission and resilient societies and looks at how rapid socio-economic and technological developments, such as digitalisation, can open new pathways to low-emission, resilient futures.

Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A).

Where: The convenience of your computer

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VIDEO RECORDING - webinar ON Carbon pricing trends: Measuring the momentum

Decarbonisation keeps climate change in check and contributes to cleaner air and water. Carbon pricing is a cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, but countries are still not using this tool to its full potential to curb climate change.

On 18 September 2018, experts from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration presented the key findings from their report on Effective Carbon Rates, which measures pricing of CO2-emissions from energy use in 42 OECD and G20 countries, covering 80% of world emissions, and provided a first appreciation of countries’ progress since 2012.








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