• 30-October-2023

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    Chair's Summary September 2023

    Chair's Summary for the 44th Round Table on Sustainable Development, "Food for Nought: Feeding a Net-zero World" held at OECD headquarters on 8 September 2023.

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  • 12-October-2022

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    Foot on the Gas? Maintaining momentum for net zero while responding to the war in Ukraine

    Governments have responded to the war in Ukraine with urgent measures to shore up up energy security and protect citizens from rising prices. What can be done to ensure that these necessary responses do not derail action on longer term climate change imperatives? And where they are not aligned with climate action, how do we ensure that they are genuinely temporary?

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  • 24-November-2021

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    Preparing automotive workers for a climate-neutral transport future: Who leads, who pays?

    The transport sector accounts for 24% of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, with most coming from passenger vehicles. To reach net-zero targets by 2030, the scale and pace of change in the automotive industry will be immense.

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  • 23-December-2020


    Climate Policy Leadership in an Interconnected World: What Role for Border Carbon Adjustments?

    This report provides a broad and evidence-based analytical perspective of the debate around the possible role of a Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) to deal with climate change. The new context of divergent climate ambition has led to a resurgence of interest in BCAs.

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  • 3-October-2012

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    Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Policy priorities for engaging business to improve the health of ecosystems and conserve biodiversity (RTSD 28)

    Policy options for leveraging the abilities and financial resources of the private sector to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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  • 2-February-2010

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    Livestock and Climate Policy: Less Meat or Less Carbon? (RTSD 25)

    Leading figures in the international climate change community argue that reducing meat consumption would be a valuable contribution to efforts to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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  • 29-October-2009

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    Border Carbon Adjustment and Free Allowances: Responding to Competitiveness and Leakage Concerns (RTSD 23)

    Competitiveness and leakage concerns arise when countries implement policies and measures (PAMs) which other countries do not, or when PAMs differ between countries. This leads to different costs and risks to producers, leading to concerns that production of goods will relocate to other countries. Such concerns have been sufficient to dilute or even derail proposed environmental policies and measures in the past.

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  • 30-September-2009

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    Comparing Climate Change Commitments: Technical versus Political Judgement (RTSD 24)

    Ensuring comparable effort amongst countries‟ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a key issue in the current negotiations towards a post-2012 agreement on climate change. However, defining a broadly acceptable basis for comparison is challenging.

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  • 5-August-2009

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    Post-Kyoto Sectoral Agreements: a constructive or complicating way forward? (RTSD 22)

    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a serious global problem. It is increasingly seen as one of the main obstacles to the achievement of sustainable world fisheries.

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  • 5-August-2009

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    Competitiveness, Leakage, and Border Adjustment: Climate Policy Distractions? (RTSD 23)

    The 23rd meeting of the Round Table on Sustainable Development on 22-23 July 2009 discussed competitiveness, leakage, and border adjustment.

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