This online tool is showcasing information on policies and statistics related to climate change mitigation in all 34 OECD countries, 10 partner economies and the European Union. Click on "countries" to access detailed country profiles.
Unless more stringent policies are adopted in the coming decades, findings point to a significant increase in global emissions and concentrations of air pollutants, with severe impacts on human health and the environment, leading to significant economic and welfare costs.
World leaders faced a fundamental dilemma: take strong action to address the risks associated with climate change, or see the ability to limit this threat slip from their grasp. Check out how OECD contributed to get a successful outcome on 12 December at COP21 in Paris.
This OECD study, in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative, provides an up-to-date estimate of public and private climate finance mobilised by developed countries towards their UNFCCC 2010 Cancun commitment for climate action in developing countries.
The policy message is clear: more stringent environmental policies, when properly designed, can be introduced to benefit the environment without any loss in productivity, allowing new, cleaner technologies and business models to develop.
Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate-resilient options. The challenge for policy makers is to ensure that clear, consistent and coherent signals are being sent to investors, producers and consumers alike.
People, economic activity, and environmental amenities are unevenly distributed across space. Spatial planning, the public policy toolbox used to alter their distribution, is one domain where the tensions between economic and environmental objectives are particularly acute and expected to escalate as demand for housing, energy, food, fibre, but also ecosystem services, are growing.