OECD (2017): Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition

Delivering on the Paris objectives will require fundamental shifts in our economies, including major changes in how capital is allocated.

The Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition project analyses how low-emission and climate-resilient development can be achieved without compromising economic growth, competitiveness, or well-being across the G20 group of countries and beyond.

Invigorating economic growth in the short-term does not necessarily equate with investing in emissions-intensive infrastructure and locking-in a high-carbon pathway. Escaping the low-growth trap that many countries currently find themselves in does not mean embracing a high-carbon future complete with future economic liabilities in terms of stranded assets and physical damages due to climate change impacts.

The project looks at a number of key questions surrounding the low-carbon transition:

  • 1. What development pathways will get us to the Paris outcome? 
  • 2. How do investment flows need to change to get us there?
  • 3. What are the growth and structural implications of going low-carbon?
  • 4. How can governments create the conditions to drive a prosperous transition?

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