Climate change


  • OECD on the Road to #COP21

    World leaders are facing a fundamental dilemma: take strong action to address the risks associated with climate change, or see the ability to limit this threat slip from their grasp. Check out how the OECD is contributing to get a successful outcome in December at #COP21 in Paris.

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  • Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal

    This OECD study, in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative, provides an up-to-date estimate of public and private climate finance mobilised by developed countries towards their UNFCCC 2010 Cancun commitment, for climate action in developing countries.

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  • Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels

    With all eyes on a successful outcome at the COP-21 in Paris this December, countries need to show they are serious about combating climate change. For a long time the OECD has pointed to the removal of government support for fossil fuels as a potential “quick win”. Last July we issued a report "Aligning Policies for a Low-Carbon Economy" that stressed the importance of removing such support – among other policy misalignments - to achieve the goal of net zero emissions in the second half of this century. Today provides an opportunity to take stock of our progress.

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OECD climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.


  • Climate Lecture and video by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the London School of Economics and Aviva Investors, in association with ClimateWise, July 2015



Adaptation Climate finance Negotiations framework
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Helping countries prepare for the effects of a changing climate.


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A major shift is needed in investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient options.


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Policy decisions, including future commitments, may ensure the long term success of the UNFCCC.


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Mitigation activities need to be “measurable, reportable and verifiable” (MRV).


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Putting a price on carbon is essential to drive innovation to limit climate change.

Carbon market

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Environmental-economic modelling informs policy makers of mitigation costs, benefits and trade-offs.


Cities Development UNFCCC Conferences
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Urban areas can deliver cost-effective policy for economic and environmental challenges. 


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Climate impacts are likely to result in a range of development risks and threats.


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OECD on the road to COP21, Paris, 30 november-11 December 2015.