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This paper presents an overview of practices and challenges related to financing green sustainable cities. Cities are essential actors in stimulating green infrastructure; and urban finance is one of the promising ways in which this can be achieved. Cities are key investors in infrastructure with green potential, such as buildings, transport, water and waste.
Cities and Climate Change
The OECD LEED Trento Centre seeks to provide policy advice and develop capacities for the design and implementation of policies tailored to local needs.
This publication is the follow-up to the forum held in March 2012. It offers proposals to counter the effects of the earthquake shock, to secure the sustainability of the local economy.
The Regional Growth Core Schönefelder Kreuz and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau in partnership with the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) are working on defining and collecting measurable indicators at the regional/ local level that can inform over time of transition to low-carbon economic and industrial activities.
Skills and educational development for inclusive and sustainable growth are becoming significant drivers in OECD countries.
The report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles.
This report compares urbanisation trends on the basis of a common methodology which helps cross-country comparison of the socio-economic and environmental performance of metropolitan areas in 28 OECD countries.
We must improve mobility policies, foster energy technology and innovation and we must go seamless to improve efficiency and connectivity of transport. It is time to act now, to design, promote and put in place better transport policies for better lives!
Korea has weathered the shocks triggered by the global recession and its economy is recovering more quickly and vigorously than most other OECD countries.
Well coordinated urban policies should help reap the full benefits of structural reforms by reducing strong territorial disparities, said A. Gurría at the at launch of the National Urban Policy Review of Korea.