1a Putting green growth at the heart of development by Serge Tomasi OECD DCD


Published on

Mr Serge Tomasi (OECD Development Co-operation Directorate Deputy Director) presented the objectives of the OECD ENVIRONET EXPERT WORKSHOP:
GREEN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND POLICY; presentation prepared as part of the 16th ENVIRONET meeting in Paris.

Published in: Technology, Economy & Finance
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

1a Putting green growth at the heart of development by Serge Tomasi OECD DCD

  1. 1. Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development ENVIRONET Expert Workshop on Green Growth, Development Planning and Policy 20 February, 2014 Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director Development Co-operation Directorate
  2. 2. Why is green growth vital for the future of developing countries? • Green growth is vital to secure a more sustainable future for developing countries and can lead to large economic and social benefits over time. 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 Malaria Unsafe water supply and sanitation* Ozone Indoor air pollution Particulate matter Deaths (millions of people) 2010 2030 2050 Premature deaths worldwide from air pollutants and other environmental causes, 2010 - 2050 • The costs of inaction are high. Climate change, natural resource depletion and degradation, pollution risk undermining future growth and will disproportionately affect the poor. • Developing countries are more dependent on natural resources than developed countries, making their economies vulnerable to environmental challenges.
  3. 3. What benefits can green growth bring to developing countries? • Benefits of green growth are potentially large  Sustained natural assets, new economic opportunities, reduced vulnerability to natural disasters, reduced water and air pollution • Need to reconcile short-term priorities with long-term sustainable development goals to transition to a new growth model  Challenges include: access to basic services and infrastructure, large informal economies, urban poor, weak capacity to value natural assets in decisions • Green growth can reduce poverty and address social equity  Payments for ecosystem services, reallocating fossil fuel subsidies to transport and health services • An increasing number of examples of developing countries implementing green growth policies, with promising results, but efforts are recent and still limited in scope.
  4. 4. Putting green growth at the heart of the national development agenda Essential elements of the national agenda for action: • Lead, incentivise, inform and govern to “go green”; • Cross-cutting policy priorities - Innovation, green investment, adaption to climate change, building skills and business capacity; • Design policies to be pro-poor .
  5. 5. Co-operation between developed and developing countries will make or break global green growth Three pillars for international co-operation: • Facilitate trade in green goods and services • Promote green technology and innovation through co- operation • Strengthen green finance and investment Source: OECD, 2013
  6. 6. Bilateral commitments 2006-2012, USD billion, constant 2011 prices Aid to biodiversity, climate and the environment has increased
  7. 7. THANK YOU! For more information: OECD DCD Environment and Development Homepage www.oecd.org/dac/environment-development