This report provides an assessment of how governments can generate inclusive economic
growth in the short term, while making progress towards climate goals to secure sustainable
long-term growth. It describes the development pathways required to meet the Paris
Agreement objectives and underlines the value of well-aligned policy packages in mobilising
investment and social support for the transition while enhancing growth. The report
also sets out the structural, financial and political changes needed to enable the
The OECD-hosted international conference, in collaboration with the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and in conjunction with the Petersberg Climate Dialogueconference took place in the context of the German G20 presidency and attended by decision-makers from a large number of countries, business representatives as well as high-level actors of international co-operation.
The OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presented the results of this major report which provides a ground-breaking analysis of how low-emission and climate-resilient development can be achieved without compromising economic growth, competitiveness or well-being.
The programme and some of the questions debated at the event:
How can governments ensure that climate-friendly growth policies provide a major boost to short-term growth while increasing longer-term resilience?
What development pathways will get us to the Paris Agreement outcomes?
How do investment flows need to change to get us there? What are the growth and structural implications of going low carbon?
How can governments create the conditions to drive a prosperous transition?
Download the Summary of Discussion - Launch event (PDF)
dissemination activities and outreach
Since the launch of the report "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth" in Germany in May 2017, find out more on our communication activities and outreach events held in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.