Climate change


  • Project on Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition

    The OECD is undertaking a major project on the economic growth and investment implications of the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy in the context of the German G20 Presidency. The final report from the project, entitled "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth", will be launched in the margins of the Petersburg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on 23 May 2017.

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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.

green talk live - Green finance and investment: Using policy levers to accelerate green capital flows

Green talks live Green finance and investment
If we are serious about limiting the global temperature rise to below 2°C, significant investment in low-carbon infrastructure is needed. To accelerate capital flows, low-carbon investments must offer an attractive risk-return profile relative to competing options.

What policy levers can governments and public finance institutions use to improve the risk-return profile of low-carbon investments and create pipelines of bankable projects?

Robert Youngman, OECD Environment Directorate, discussed policies, instruments and institutions to address challenges in mobilising green finance and investment. Video coming soon.

Adaptation Climate finance Negotiations framework
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Helping countries prepare for the effects of a changing climate.


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


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


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


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


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


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