Climate change: COP16 Cancún


COP16 in Cancún, Mexico, was a crucial step in the international effort to address climate change. The OECD actively participated in several ways, including through OECD side events, participation in other side events, an official statement, and a publications stand.

 OECD Key Messages for COP16


Policy Briefs

OECD side events at COP16 Cancun

"Tell it like it is: post-2012 planning, implementing and reporting"
The event highlighted CCXG analysis on different options for reporting and review of National Communications post-2012 (new paper); as well as technical, institutional and policy steps needed to develop and implement plans for a low-carbon future (new paper).

"Tackling Climate Change: How to Ensure the Necessary Finance Flows" 

High-level panel chaired by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General. Ministers and OECD officials discussed what governments can do to scale-up public finance flows, leverage private finance, and build trust by better tracking climate change finance flows.

Thursday 2 December at 18:30, Pitaya room

Wednesday 8 December at 16:45, Jaguar room



Green Growth


The crisis convinced many countries that a different kind of economic growth is needed, which takes into account environmental, social and technological considerations.


The OECD is developing a Green Growth Strategy to show the way to make a cleaner low-carbon economy compatible with growth.

Our COP16 publications stand displayed relevant OECD reports, publications and brochures:


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Last update: 17 December 2010


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