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May 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report sets the economic and business case for urgent and ambitious action on biodiversity. It presents a preliminary assessment of current biodiversity-related finance flows, and discusses the key data and indicator gaps that need to be addressed to underpin effective monitoring of both the pressures on biodiversity and the actions (i.e. responses) being implemented. The report concludes with ten priority areas where G7 and other countries can prioritise their efforts.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report provides a comprehensive view of practices and developments in the governance, implementation and performance of budgeting across OECD countries. It looks at recent practices such as the application of medium-term frameworks and the use of data and analytics to highlight the impacts of policies on concerns such as gender equality and the environment.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report, A Review of “Transition Management” Strategies: Lessons for Advancing the Green Low-carbon Transition, aims to contribute to the debate by discussing the expected structural changes brought by the low-carbon transition and the relevant lessons learned from the wide experiences of countries in dealing with structural adjustment process.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Natural resources, and the materials derived from them, represent the physical basis for the economic system. Recent decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in demand for these resources, which has triggered interest from policy makers in transitioning to a more resource efficient and circular economy. This report presents a typology of five circular business models that could support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy: circular supply, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing, and product service system models.
April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report, Business Models for the Circular Economy: Opportunities and challenges for policy, presents a typology of five circular business models that could support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy: circular supply, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing, and product service system models. It also reviews the current market penetration and assesses the potential scalability of each business model, and provides a broad set of policy approaches that could help alleviate some of the barriers that currently hinder the widespread adoption of circular business models.
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report outlines policy tools that national governments can use to encourage an efficient, effective and equitable response to ongoing coastal change. It is informed by new analysis on the future costs of sea-level rise, and the main findings from four case studies (Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This issue paper also reviews relevant policy measures that can help SMEs navigate the opportunities and challenges in delivering green and inclusive growth. It also aims to help policymakers address distributional impacts of greening SMEs, particularly the “losers” of greening measures.
March 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This paper, Towards Green Growth in Emerging Market Economies: Evidence from environmental performance reviews , provides a cross-country review of progress towards green growth in selected emerging market economies that are members or partners of the OECD. It presents the main achievements in the countries reviewed, along with common trends and policy challenges, and provides insights into the effectiveness and efficiency of green growth policy frameworks and measures, which may provide useful lessons for other OECD and partner countries.
February 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals).

February 2019
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank Group
Major opportunities for climate mitigation and adaptation lie in the shift to climate-smart infrastructure. This report looks at how digital finance technologies, or fintech, can engage citizens as consumers, pension holding investors, co-producers and voters to be a driving force for raising finance for low carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure development.

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