Embracing new technologies that could enable drastic reductions in GHG emissions will be key to delivering low-emissions pathways for growth, but it is not always obvious what the big breakthroughs will look like. This report looks at how blockchain technology can be applied to support sustainable infrastructure investment that is aligned with climate change objectives.
Climate change is advancing faster than our apparent willingness to stop it. The G7 must lead by example and the OECD is ready to help.
Based on an in-depth literature review and responses to a survey among OECD member countries, this paper discusses the use of flexibility mechanisms in environmental regulations. The literature on these issues is limited, but it is clear that some such mechanisms can have important environmental and economic impacts.
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The forthcoming report on “Climate change mitigation through a well-being lens” (September 2019) aims to encourage and support governments in meeting their national and international climate mitigation goals. It argues that mitigation policies are likely to be more feasible to implement, politically, economically and socially.
Climate change and outdoor air pollution are two of the most challenging environmental issues that modern society faces. This paper presents the first global analysis of the joint economic consequences of climate change and outdoor air pollution to 2060, in the absence of new policies to address these challenges.
On 3rd July 2019, in his fourth biennial climate change lecture, OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría focused on how countries can overcome the numerous political, economic and social barriers to achieve the rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to safeguard our common future. Follow this link to watch the full lecture and the press release.
Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as air pollution, biodiversity, climate, environmental policies, green finance, green growth, investment, waste and water. Join the discussion on our latest blog: Never let a good water crisis go to waste.
Les investissements dans l'économie verte doivent être plus importants au cours des prochaines décennies pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable et l'ambition de l'Accord de Paris. Pour soutenir ces objectifs, la mission du Centre contribue à catalyser et à soutenir la transition vers une économie verte, à faibles émissions et résiliente au climat.
Efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gases need to be complemented with co-ordinated response to build resilience. Climate adaptation policies reduce the adverse consequences of climate impacts that are already underway and helps societies proactively prepare for the future. Find out more on how the OECD is working to support governments in planning and implementing effective, efficient and equitable adaptation policies.