The Research Collaborative on Tracking Finance for Climate Action is a network, led by the OECD, of governments, research organisations and finance providers. It is designed to serve as a platform for identifying research priorities and gaps, sharing information, weaving a coherent narrative across what would otherwise be disparate research outputs, as well as communicating results to raise awareness.

Annual Research Collaborative Workshop

 7 October 2020 Virtual (Zoom based) 

This workshop provides a platform for exchanging best practices and latest developments on approaches for measuring the alignment of investments and financing with climate objectives. It will be held in a virtual format and will gather experts from governments, financial institutions and research organisations.

The workshop agenda is currently being developed and will build on discussions that took place during the 2019 Research Collaborative workshop. Please contact us to signal your interest in attending as well as to bring relevant work to our attention.

The 2020 workshop is embedded in the programme of the 7th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment (6-9 October), which will also be held virtually.

Latest Publication

“Exploring options to measure the climate consistency of real economy investments: the transport sector in Latvia”

This working paper measures the climate consistency of investments in transport infrastructure and vehicles in Latvia based on three complementary mitigation-related reference points. Applying the criteria from the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities results in 4.2% of investments assessed as making a substantial contribution to climate change mitigation. Comparing actual greenhouse gas trajectories to a 2°C scenario for the EU from the IEA, and to projections from Latvia’s 5th National Communication to the UNFCCC, indicates 32% climate-consistent and up to 9% climate-inconsistent investments. Comparing current trends to 2030 and 2050 mitigation targets highlights investment and financing challenges, especially for road transport. The methodology piloted here can be scaled up across countries and sectors, using different or complementary reference points specifically aligned to the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.