This summer, we witnessed record-breaking heat and extreme weather events across the globe. To address the urgent climate challenge, and meet our broader development goals, trillions of dollars need to be invested in low-emissions and resilient infrastructure.
8-9 October 2018 - The Global Forum brought together delegates from both OECD and non-OECD countries to discuss the theme of transparency of reporting on technology transfer, capacity-building and financial support, accounting for baseline NDC targets, indicative climate finance, Article 6 and common timeframes; and the role of land-use in the transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.
Trois ans après la prise d’engagements à la COP21, à Paris, l’écrasante majorité des pays n’a pas adopté les mesures qui s’imposent pour contenir la montée des risques climatiques. Alors que les émissions sont reparties à la hausse, les gouvernements des pays de l’OCDE doivent réellement passer à l’acte pour placer leurs économies sur une trajectoire bas-carbone et cesser d’investir dans des infrastructures émettrices de carbone.
On 25 September 2018 in New York, the OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group hosted a high-level panel discussion on their joint initiative “Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure”. The project is being undertaken with the support of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
This Policy Paper comprises an Issue Brief and Background Report prepared by the OECD for the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministers (19-21 September 2018, Canada). It outlines the rising risks faced by coastal communities, which are being exacerbated by climate change; and shows how governments can harness innovation to help improve resilience and emphasises the need for close engagement with coastal communities.
12 September 2018, San Francisco - Cities and regions are critical financial actors in the global response to climate change, and particularly in the infrastructure. This expert panel will discuss how national and sub-national governments, as well as private actors, can scale up subnational financial flows to transition to low-carbon, resilient and inclusive cities, presenting the findings from OECD and World Bank studies.
The preservation of our oceans is indispensable for addressing many of the challenges facing the planet: from food security and climate change to energy provision, and even improved medical care through advanced marine biotechnology.
The OECD, through its Centre on Green Finance and Investment, is undertaking new work to identify emerging practices and key challenges faced by institutional investors to integrate climate-related factors into their investment decisions and portfolio allocation. Save the date: OECD Workshop on Integrating Climate Change into Institutional Investment on 8 June.