Investment in the green economy needs to take place on a far greater scale over coming decades if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ambition of the Paris Agreement. In 2016, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has taken a major step to support these objectives by establishing a Centre on Green Finance and Investment.

The OECD Centre’s mission is to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy through the development of effective policies, institutions and instruments for green finance and investment. The Centre will leverage the OECD’s policy and economics expertise and provide a global platform for engaging with key players and harnessing the marketplace intelligence of private sector partners.

It will enable knowledge exchange among leaders from the private sector, government and regulatory institutions, academic and civil society. The OECD Centre will develop rigorous, innovative and compelling analysis and practical recommendations, organise high-impact events, and engage effectively in the wider policy debates and arenas, helping to support the rapid scaling-up of green investment and financing flows on a scale commensurate with the challenge.

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OECD’s site for Centre on Green Finance and Investments is here