Climate change

OECD Side Event at COP17, Durban


High-level Panel Discussion
 Green growth and climate change: Achieving a climate-resilient and low carbon economy

Chaired by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

Thursday 8 December 2011


Given the ongoing economic challenges and the escalating impacts of climate change, there is a pressing need to mitigate emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Addressing these concerns on a global scale will require both political and financing commitment. This high-level panel discussion in Durban provided the opportunity to share insights on how to deliver climate finance and action in the current economic context.

High-level panelists

  • Nhlanhla Musa Nene, Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa
  • Francisco Barnés Regueiro, President of the National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
  • Mohammed Hasan Mahmud, Minister for Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
  • Kjetil Lund, State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Norway
  • Blair Comley, Secretary, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
  • Simon Upton and Alexandra Trzeciak-Duval, respectively, OECD Environment and Development Co-operation Directorates


Related Documents