Secretary-General of the OECD in London to deliver lecture on climate change, on 9 October 2013

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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, presented a major address on the Organisation’s latest analysis of climate change, investment and energy policies in London on Wednesday 9 October, at 10:30am.

The lecture, co-organised with the London School of Economics and the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA), centred on the ambitious policies needed to meet the long-term objective of achieving zero net emissions from fossil fuels in the second half of this century. Mr Gurría specifically discussed how consistent carbon price signals can help reduce fossil fuel dependence, encourage renewables and energy efficiency, foster the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies and influence the flow of future investments in the energy sector. (Read the full speech)

The event was introduced and chaired by Professor Nicolas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. It took place at 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ (see the full programme).

The OECD also released on 9 October Climate and carbon: aligning prices and policies, the first in a new series of OECD Environment Policy Papers. The report brings together OECD analysis of government experiences with carbon pricing and addresses barriers to the greater use of these policies.