Climate Change Lecture by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría in London on Wednesday 9 October


02/10/2013 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present a major address on the Organisation’s latest analysis of climate change, investment and energy policies in London on Wednesday 9 October, at 10:30am.  


The lecture, co-organised with the London School of Economics and the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA), will centre on the ambitious policies needed to meet the long-term objective of achieving zero net emissions from fossil fuels in the second half of this century.


Mr Gurría will specifically discuss how consistent carbon price signals can help reduce fossil fuel dependence, encourage  renewables and energy efficiency, foster the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies and influence the flow of future investments in the energy sector.


The event will be introduced and chaired by Professor Nicolas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. The event is open to the media and will take place at 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ (see the full programme)


As places are limited, journalists are requested to register as soon as possible by contacting Lawrence Speer (tel: +33 1 4524 7970), or the OECD’s Media Division (tel: + 33 1 4524 9700).


The OECD will also release on 9 October Climate and carbon: aligning prices and policies, the first in a new series of OECD Environment Policy Papers. The report brings together OECD analysis of government experiences with carbon pricing and addresses barriers to the greater use of these policies.


It covers policies that put an explicit price on every tonne of CO2 emitted, as well as other regulatory policies that put an implicit price on CO2, to encourage the shift of production and consumption decisions towards low-carbon choices.


To request an advance copy of Climate and carbon: aligning prices and policies, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: + 33 1 4524 9700).


Further information on the OECD’s climate change policy analysis is available at:


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