International investment in clean energy needs to be scaled up significantly in the coming years if it is to achieve its full potential to mitigate climate change. Clean energy also has the potential to promote domestic growth and employment. In particular, the solar PV and wind energy sectors can contribute to creating value across the entire value chain.
A draft interim report highlights an increase in trade and investment restrictions such as local content requirements, which can potentially raise input prices for industries that are increasingly globalised, and thus impede investment in downstream segments of the solar and wind energy value chains.
The final report, due in May 2015, will further assess the possible impacts of policy measures such as local content requirements, and discuss policy implications, with the view of achieving a level playing field for international investment in clean energy.
This project is jointly undertaken by the OECD Investment and Environment Policy Committees, with contributions from other OECD policy communities.
OECD roundtable consultation on achieving a level playing field for international investment in solar and wind energy - 6 December 2013
Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework: The Case of Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
* this project page was previously called "Achieving a level playing field for International Investment in Green Energy".