In 2017, the OECD supported the German Presidency’s major climate initiative by developing a new pro-climate and pro-growth narrative in its report Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth, which was commissioned by the Presidency and presented to G20 Leaders at the G20 Hamburg Summit. This OECD report provides evidence-based analysis on how fiscal and structural reforms combined with coherent climate policy could generate sustainable growth that significantly reduces climate risks, whilst providing employment and health benefits.
The Argentina G20 Presidency in 2018 has been focusing on a number of issues related to adaptation to climate change and extreme weather events. The OECD has been contributing its analysis on climate-resilient infrastructure to the discussions of the Climate Sustainability Working Group.
During the Saudi G20 Presidency in 2020 the OECD produced a paper on enabling policies for the transition to net-zero, as well as analysis on Strengthening Adaptation-Mitigation Linkages for a Low-Carbon, Climate-resilient Future.
In 2021, the OECD is underpinning the strong impetus that Italy’s G20 Presidency is giving to green recovery and climate sustainability, which is mainstreamed in all tracks, leveraging Italy’s role in the CoP 26, in partnership with the UK.