Chile's OECD membership presents challenges both in the context of changing patterns of production and consumption, and in the framework of a more sustainable economy. Specifically, green growth emphasizes improving growth rates, particularly through greening existing industries, as well as through new eco-businesses.
28th Round Table on Sustainable Development on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 16 October 2012, Hyderabad, India
The second Forum – 3GF2012 – will be held in Denmark on 8-9 October 2012 under the thematic headline “Resource Efficiency and Growth”.
The annual meeting of the Environmental Action Programme (EAP) Task Force held on 24-25 September 2012 in Norway presented an opportunity to discuss how green growth strategies could be operationalised by countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) within the framework of the EAP Task Force work programme.
A two-part roundtable discussion was held on how to integrate investment and climate change policies at the domestic level to provide a coherent, stable, long-term policy framework to catalyse investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure. Themes were introduced by the Secretariat, followed by a panel of national government and expert interventions to reflect on country experience.
The seminar was targeted at national, regional and local practitioners who dealt with anticipating and managing demographic changes in Russia and Eastern European countries and wanted to interchange experiences and approaches with other experts from OECD countries.
OECD’s contribution to the Rio+20 Conference focused on how to promote greener economies in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.
The OECD LEED Programme is participating in a side event of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum co-organised by DCED and the UN Global Compact in cooperation with World Resources Institute and New Ventures India.
Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.
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Note prepared for the G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting taking place in Mexico City, Mexico February 24-25, 2012.