OECD Climate Change

Net-Zero + Resilience: Climate Action in a Changing World

The OECD’s Horizontal Project on Climate and Economic Resilience is using the multidisciplinary reach of the OECD to support governments in driving the swift transformational change needed to tackle climate change.

The project will provide analysis and insights for governments looking at the whole climate picture: driving a rapid and resilient transition to net-zero while building resilience to physical climate impacts, all in the context of lingering effects of COVID-19 and the far-reaching effects of Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression in Ukraine.

Supporting whole-of-government action on climate

Improving economic resilience has become a key priority for governments as they have grappled with recent turbulent events. At the same time, the climate crisis is becoming ever more urgent. Unchecked, climate change will pose a significant and escalating threat to global economic and social stability, in particular if irreversible “tipping points” are triggered.

This OECD Horizontal Project is supporting governments in taking rapid and resilient action on climate change as part of strategies to improve economic resilience and security. Key themes include:

  • Making the net-zero transition not only fast but also resilient and durable, including by “future proofing” transition strategies against diverse potential disruptions.

  • Modelling the macroeconomic effects of net-zero strategies and implications for public finance.

  • Putting people at the centre of the transition, addressing the many social implications of a rapid transition towards net-zero emissions.

  • Understanding climate-system tipping points and their implications for near-term policy.

  • Building systemic resilience to climate impacts and adapting to climate change.

The project: Four modules

Governance and cross-cutting expertise

OECD country governments are guiding the project via a leadership group comprised of senior officials from across the OECD’s wide range of policy committees.

Combined with the multidisciplinary policy expertise housed across the organisation, this maximises the unique value of OECD’s all-of-government reach.

The project also benefits from a dedicated high-level External Advisory panel made up of high-profile international leaders.

Contact us

For more information, please feel free to contact Mr. Andrew Prag, Senior Project Manager, OECD Environment Directorate.

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