Climate change

25 Climate Actions

Climate action can change our lives for the better

Climate change is already affecting lives and livelihoods everywhere. Without urgent and determined action, the effects of climate change will intensify, spread and become more destructive. Acting to curb climate change is affordable, particularly if we act now, click to see how.



OECD work in support of climate action

Climate change is increasingly impacting people’s lives, disrupting national economies and transforming ecosystems, including the ocean. The need for urgent, strong and co-operative action based on mutual trust and understanding has never been higher.

As well as supporting the international climate negotiations over many years, the OECD has increased its efforts to help countries to deliver on their national and international climate commitments and contributions. Our work focuses on the environmental, economic, financial and social dimensions that are critical to the creation of low-emissions, climate-resilient development pathways.

Explore the policy areas below to find out more.


Spotlight: OECD Secretary-General's 2021 Climate Lecture

Conversation on our single most important intergenerational responsibility

This year, as part of the series of biennial Climate Lectures that began in 2013, Secretary-General Angel Gurría engaged in a moderated conversation with Laurence Tubiana, President and CEO of the European Climate Foundation, and Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute.



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Climate Resilience and Adaptation

The OECD is responding to the challenge of climate adaptation by supporting governments in planning and implementing effective, efficient and equitable adaptation policies

Input to International Climate Fora

Find out how the OECD is contributing to the international climate negotiations:

Land-use, Ecosystems and Agriculture

The linkages and interactions between climate change, land use, ecosystems and agriculture are inextricable, offering both opportunities for synergies and the need to reconcile trade-offs when devising policies. The OECD is conducting multiple areas of work across this diverse nexus of issues.

Cities and Climate Change

How can cities be most effective in tackling climate change and achieving greener growth? Recent OECD work explores these questions in detail.

New report

Green Infrastructure in the Decade for Delivery: Assessing Institutional Investment

New Guidance: Strengthening Climate Resilience


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