Category: Climate change

Is the COVID-19 crisis spurring a transition to net-zero emissions in the oil and gas sector?

By Andrew Prag and Guy Halpern, OECD Environment Directorate Almost all economic sectors have suffered due to the evolving COVID-19 crisis. For the oil and gas industry, already battered on one side by low prices due to an oil price war between Russia and… Continue Reading “Is the COVID-19 crisis spurring a transition to net-zero emissions in the oil and gas sector?”

COVID-19 and the climate crisis: Combining green budgeting and tax policy tools for a better recovery

By Elsa Pilichowski, Director of Public Governance, and Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration It has been said that the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best for today. When the President of the French Republic confirmed France’s… Continue Reading “COVID-19 and the climate crisis: Combining green budgeting and tax policy tools for a better recovery”

The challenges of greening urban mobility in the post-pandemic era

By Katherine Farrow, Ioannis Tikoudis and Walid Oueslati, OECD Environment Directorate In the aftermath of the pandemic, policy makers face unique challenges in managing urban transport, but also an opportunity to steer urban mobility towards a more sustainable, resilient future. The Covid-19 crisis has… Continue Reading “The challenges of greening urban mobility in the post-pandemic era”

Towards a Clean Energy Transition in Viet Nam

By Aayush Tandon, Policy Analyst, OECD Environment Directorate Since the passage of the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the SDGs, clean energy has fast become a priority item on the global agenda. The push for a green recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic has… Continue Reading “Towards a Clean Energy Transition in Viet Nam”

TEG it easy : The landmark EU Sustainable Taxonomy takes shape

By Mireille Martini, Policy Analyst, Green Finance and Investment, OECD Environment Directorate On 12 March 2020, the European Commission released the final reports of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, including the final reports on the EU Sustainable Taxonomy. The OECD has… Continue Reading “TEG it easy : The landmark EU Sustainable Taxonomy takes shape”

Empowering women as clean energy entrepreneurs

By Lylah Davies, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation Programme, OECD Environment Directorate Women currently account for approximately 32% of total employment in the renewable energy sector, compared to 22% in the more traditional oil and gas sector. On the one hand, this tells… Continue Reading “Empowering women as clean energy entrepreneurs”

5 things we learned at the OECD Wildfires Conference

By Catherine Gamper and Lisa Danielson, Climate Change Adaptation Team, OECD Environment Directorate It has been another unusually mild winter in Europe, with January and February feeling more like the beginning of spring. At the same time, summer in the Southern Hemisphere could not… Continue Reading “5 things we learned at the OECD Wildfires Conference”

Environmental education: Knowledge is power!

By Alexa Piccolo, Special Advisor, OECD Environment Directorate “Climate change is not a lie, we won’t let our planet die!” Building on the momentum of global school strikes organised in the spring of 2019, about four million students took to the streets around the… Continue Reading “Environmental education: Knowledge is power!”

Carbon tax, emissions reduction and employment: Some evidence from France

By Damien Dussaux, PhD, Environmental Economist, OECD Environment Directorate In September 2019 the French Parliament adopted a law on energy and climate which enshrines into French law the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Carbon neutrality… Continue Reading “Carbon tax, emissions reduction and employment: Some evidence from France”

Taxe carbone : quel impact environnemental et économique dans le secteur manufacturier français ?

Damien Dussaux, PhD, économiste de l’environnement, Direction de l’environnement à l’OCDE En septembre 2019, le Parlement français a adopté la loi climat-énergie qui fixe l’objectif d’atteindre la neutralité carbone d’ici 2050, conformément à l’accord de Paris sur le climat de 2015. La neutralité carbone implique… Continue Reading “Taxe carbone : quel impact environnemental et économique dans le secteur manufacturier français ?”