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Webinar: Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy

Addressing climate change requires urgent policy action to drive a global infrastructure and technological transformation. More countries are implementing core climate policies but still a number of obstacles stand in the way of effective change. In the lead up to COP21 in Paris, it is even more vital to harness global negotiation momentum for climate policy action and to reflect upon the importance of a coordinated approach to help the transition towards low-carbon economies and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The new report 'Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy' produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) presents the first diagnosis of the alignments of policy and regulatory frameworks with climate policy goals.  The report demonstrates how solving policy misalignments with climate is pivotal to the achievement of green and inclusive growth.
Join the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) for a webinar exploring these issues on 5 October 2015, 15:00-16:30 (Paris time). The webinar will be moderated by Eliot Whittington (Deputy Director, Policy at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and include presentations by Richard Baron (Manager, OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development), Virginie Marchal (Policy Analyst, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Development Division, OECD Environment Directorate), Simon Müller (Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency) and Rasmus Valanko (Climate & Energy Cluster, World Business Council on Sustainable Development).
The presentations will highlight misalignments between climate change objectives and policy and regulatory frameworks across a range of policy domains (investment, taxation, innovation and skills, trade, and adaptation) and activities at the heart of climate policy (electricity, urban mobility and rural land use).
Moderated by: Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director of Policy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (see bio here)
Presentation by: Virginie Marchal, Policy Analyst, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Development Division, OECD Environment Directorate (see bio here) and  Richard Baron Manager, OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development (see bio here ) 

Presentation by: Simon Müller, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (see bio here

Discussant: Rasmus Valanko from the Climate & Energy Cluster, World Business Council on Sustainable Development
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Background resources:
Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy (Report) (Video)


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About the GGKP
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global partnership of international organisations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank, the GGKP draws together over 40 partners organisations.

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