Climate change

COP21 session - Getting the house in order: Aligning Policies for the Low-carbon Economy

4 Dec. 2015
11:10 - 12:45
Paris-Le Bourget
Side event

  • Location: Conference Centre - Blue Zone - Delegations Area - Hall 3 - Pavilion 7

At the request of the OECD Ministerial Council, the OECD, IEA, ITF and NEA joined forces to create a first-of-its-kind diagnosis of policy misalignments restricting the transition to a low-carbon economy. The effectiveness of climate policies is limited by regulatory and policy frameworks outside the specific "climate agenda" that are not aligned or coherent with climate objectives.

The result is that our economies continue to be hard-wired to fossil fuels.

Released in 2015, Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy identifies policy misalignments and possible solutions across investment, taxation, innovation and trade policy, as well as specific chapters on electricity, urban mobility and land-use, all critical for the low-carbon transition.

This event provided insights on key misalignments identified and invite a range of perspectives on possible policy solutions in different countries.

Key speakers

  • Introduction by the Chair: Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD
  • Overview of the project: Richard Baron, Project Co-ordinator, OECD
  • Dive into Trade and Urban Mobility Chapters: Andrew Prag, Co-author, OECD
  • Chinese perspective: Liu Qiang, Director for Strategy, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, NCSC, China
  • Mexican perspective: Jorge Wolpert, Director General, Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development, SEDATU, Mexico
  • ASEAN perspective: Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, ERIA
  • Industry perspective: Russel Mills, Dow Chemical and OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee, BIAC


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