Climate change

Climate change: COP16 Cancún


The UN Climate Change Conference (COP16) was held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November-10 December and was a crucial step in the international effort to address climate change. The OECD actively participated in several ways, including through OECD side events, participation in additional side events and key messages.

Key Messages by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

Policy Briefs

OECD side events at COP16 Cancun

Thursday 2 December at 18:30, Pitaya room

"Tell it like it is: post-2012 planning, implementing and reporting"
The event highlighted the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) analysis on different options for reporting and review of National Communications post-2012; as well as technical, institutional and policy steps needed to develop and implement plans for a low-carbon future.

Wednesday 8 December at 16:45, Jaguar room

"Tackling Climate Change: How to Ensure the Necessary Finance Flows" 

High-level panel chaired by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General. Ministers and OECD officials discussed what governments can do to scale-up public finance flows, leverage private finance, and build trust by better tracking climate change finance flows.



Green Growth

The crisis convinced many countries that a different kind of economic growth is needed, which takes into account environmental, social and technological considerations. The OECD developed a Green Growth Strategy to show the way to make a cleaner low-carbon economy compatible with growth.

Our COP16 publications stand displayed relevant OECD reports, publications and glossy:

Related OECD links


Further reading


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