Progress towards net zero by 2050 must go hand in hand with a concerted focus on building the resilience of people, economies and ecosystems. The Paris Agreement recognises the importance of enhancing adaptation and fostering climate resilience, and that adaptation in developing countries will require support (financial, capacity and technological) from developed countries.
The OECD supports countries in their climate resilience efforts providing timely analysis and translating data and research into tailored guidance and recommendations to support policy action.
This project explores different approaches to reduce and manage losses and damages from climate change in the context of uncertainty.
Coastal communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Working with both developed and developing countries, the OECD aims to support government efforts to adapt to coastal risks while transitioning to a more sustainable ocean economy.
Climate change facilitates the occurrence of extreme wildfires, posing growing threats to people, economies, and the environment. Ongoing OECD work explores the drivers, impacts and policy responses to wildfires in the context of climate change.
Nature-based solutions, such as wetland restoration, have come to the fore to help address the multiple threats posed by climate change. OECD work explores the enabling policy environment to facilitate their uptake.
This OECD project will increase our understanding of the complex systemic inter-linkages between our climate, economic and financial systems, and provide country policy guidance to enhance resilience.
The OECD is assessing progress in the implementation of national adaptation policies. It is a critical step in understanding how adaptation efforts contribute to strengthening climate resilience, and whether they do so effectively.
Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation
The OECD Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation (TFCCA) brings together over 70 countries and organisations to promote concrete solutions and accelerate policy action on climate adaptation. It provides policy makers with a platform to discuss and exchange experiences, best practices and the latest research on climate variability, adaptation and resilience.
The OECD supports governments of developing countries and providers of development co-operation with concrete tools and good practices to strengthen the resilience of human and natural systems to the impacts of climate change.
OECD COP28 Pavilion event on Climate adaptation: Why local governments cannot do it alone | 8 December 2023
Launch event of OECD policy paper "Taming wildfires in the context of climate change: The case of Portugal", 20 September 2023
6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, panel discussions on nature-based solutions and wildfire risk, June 2023
28th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Session on measuring adaptation progress and effectiveness, June 2023