Climate change

Focus

  • Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.

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  • Mobilising Bond Markets for a Low-Carbon Transition

    Since 2007-08, so-called “green bonds” have emerged and the market has risen from USD 3 billion in 2011 to USD 95 billion in issuance in 2016. This report describes the development of the green bond market as an innovative instrument for green finance, and provides a review of policy actions and options to promote further market development and growth.

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  • Action on climate change

    The OECD has a long experience of exchanging knowledge and good practices through effective, policy-orientated and collaborative initiatives. The OECD is helping countries with policy analysis and guidance to implement NDCs and prepare their action plans on climate change mitigation and adaptation. How is the OECD supporting action on climate change? Find out more.

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OECD climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.

LATEST VIDEO - GREEN TALKS LIVE ON OECD REPORT "INVESTING IN CLIMATE, INVESTING IN GROWTH"


The OECD report "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth" shows that integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term.

A climate-friendly policy package can increase long-run output by up to 2.8% on average across the G20 by 2050 and if avoided climate damage are also taken into account, this rises to nearly 5%.

Watch OECD Environment Director Simon Upton presenting key findings from the report during a Green Talks LIVE webinar held on 22 June 2017.
Adaptation Climate finance Negotiations framework
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Helping countries prepare for the effects of a changing climate.

Adaptation

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A major shift is needed in investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient options.

Finance

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Policy decisions, including future commitments, may ensure the long term success of the UNFCCC.

Framework

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Carbon markets
Modelling
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Mitigation activities need to be “measurable, reportable and verifiable” (MRV).

MRV

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Putting a price on carbon is essential to drive innovation to limit climate change.

Carbon market

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Environmental-economic modelling informs policy makers of mitigation costs, benefits and trade-offs.

Modelling

Cities Development UNFCCC Conferences
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Urban areas can deliver cost-effective policy for economic and environmental challenges. 

Cities

Climate impacts are likely to result in a range of development risks and threats.

Development

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OECD at COP23, 6-17 November 2017, UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.

 

UNFCCC

 

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