Climate change

COP23 Germany-OECD side event: Initiating a just transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient future


 14 November 2017 - Room 7, Bonn Zone - 15:00-16:30

Initiating a just transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Implications for our societies, economies, infrastructure and policy choices

Germany and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) convened this high-level event and discussed how climate action can support economic growth, while ensuring a socially-inclusive “just transition”.

The event explored the climate and energy related implications of the German G20 presidency for national policies and infrastructure choices in the context of NDCs and long-term strategies. It also highlighted key results of the major OECD report “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth”.


  • Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina
  • Yasuo Takahashi, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
  • Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, OECD Environment Directorate
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)



  • Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (invited)





OECD project on Growth, Investement and the Low-Carbon Transition

Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth




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