Climate change


  • OECD at #COP21

    World leaders faced 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 contributed to get a successful outcome in December at COP21 in Paris.

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  • The Economic Consequences of Climate Change

    This report provides a new detailed quantitative assessment of the consequences of climate change on economic growth through to 2060 and beyond. It focuses on how climate change affects different drivers of growth, including labour productivity and capital supply, in different sectors across the world.

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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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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.

Implementing the Paris Agreement in a World of Fossil Abundance: OECD Environent Director, Simon Upton, presented a talk at LONDON Imperial College - 21 April 2016

With the world awash in surplus oil and prices languishing around USD 40 per barrel, how can governments step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems in line with the Paris Agreement?

Simon Upton will consider whether there is ever a Goldilocks moment for climate action, why governments should avoid fine-tuning policy in line with short-term volatilities and how differently situated countries should think about taking common action to implement the accord.

VIDEO: SubsidiSing fossil fuel is “brutal example of policy contradictions"

Governments must stop subsidising fossil fuels because it is the “greatest misallocation of resources,” says Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in The Climate Group’s latest exclusive Climate TV interview.

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.


Carbon markets
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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.

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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 at#COP21, Paris, 30 november-11 December 2015.