Climate change


  • Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institiutional Investment in Sustainable Energy

    This report develops a framework that classifies investments according to different types of financing instruments and investment funds, and highlights the risk mitigants and transaction enablers that intermediaries can use to mobilise institutionally held capital.

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  • Climate Conference: Lima

    Find out how the OECD participated in the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20) which took place from 1-12 December in Lima, Peru.

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  • Climate Summit: New York

    The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, chaired the session on "The Economic Case for Climate Action," where leaders discussed "The New Climate Economy Report: Better Growth, Better Climate", by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, on 23 September 2014 in New York.

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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.

LATEST VIDEO - Smart climate change adaptation in practice

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a must, but governments, businesses and communities also need to prepare for a changing climate.

See how Denmark, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico are adapting to deal with the risk posed by fierce storms, unseasonal heatwaves, excessive rainfall and rising sea.



  • 2nd Green Investment Financing Forum, OECD Headquarters | 20 May 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.


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.

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.



OECD participation at the COP 20 (1-12 December 2014) in Lima, Peru.


Related links

OECD Observer and Climate change
OECD work on Green growth and sustainable development
OECD-IEA Fossil-Fuel Subsidies and other support
International Energy Agency (IEA)
International Transport Forum (ITF)