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  • 12-November-2018


    Developing Robust Project Pipelines for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

    This report aims to provide policy makers with a comprehensive examination of 'project pipelines', a common concept in infrastructure planning and investment discussions, and one which has become a focal point in countries’ efforts to implement their climate commitments. The analysis is structured around some basic but important guiding questions, including: What is meant by project pipelines? How can we characterise them? What concrete approaches and actions can governments and other public institutions take to develop project pipelines and mobilise private finance into these projects? This close look at pipelines suggests that they can only be as robust as the investment-ready and bankable projects that constitute them, as effective as institutions that deliver them, and as ambitious as the objectives to which they are linked. Through a series of case studies, the report highlights that while governments and public institutions are already taking actions to develop robust pipelines in a range of country settings, these pipelines nevertheless need to be strengthened significantly to meet long-term climate mitigation objectives. Good practices pioneered by the countries and actors in the case studies can provide models for governments to adapt and bolster their own efforts.
  • 5-November-2018


    Op-Ed on Mobilising investment for low-emissions and resilient infrastructure by Masamichi Kono, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

    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.

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  • 18-October-2018


    Energy Subsidy Reform in the Republic of Moldova - Energy Affordability, Fiscal and Environmental Impacts

    This report looks at the fiscal, environmental and social impacts of energy subsidy reform in Moldova with a particular focus on energy affordability. Reduced value added tax (VAT) rate on natural gas consumption and a VAT exemption on electricity and heat consumption by domestic users represent the largest fossil-fuel consumer subsidies in Moldova. Reforming these will imply an increase of the VAT rate, which will lead to an increase of gas, electricity and heat tariffs for households, and will in turn affect household consumption levels, related expenditures and energy affordability. If reform measures are to work, they will need to be accompanied by a carefully-designed social policy to protect poor households.
  • 8-October-2018


    Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change - organised by the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) - October 2018

    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.

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  • 25-septembre-2018


    Devant la montée des risques, les gouvernements doivent tenir leurs engagements climatiques

    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.

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  • 25-September-2018


    Event: High-level Discussion on Financing Climate Futures

    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.

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  • 18-September-2018


    Innovative Approaches to Building Resilient Coastal Infrastructure - Environment Policy Paper

    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.

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  • 12-September-2018


    Event: Financing Climate Futures - what role for cities and regions?

    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.

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  • 9-June-2018


    Charlevoix G7 Leaders’ Summit: G7 and Outreach Leaders Working Session

    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.

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  • 8-June-2018


    Integrating Climate Change into Institutional Investment: Challenges and Opportunities

    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.

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