BIAC to Participate in OECD/IEA Global Forum on Climate Change

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has for a long-time made a major contribution to international climate discussions, among others by contributing fact-based analysis of least-cost policies and by helping countries identify and implement effective and efficient policy mixes to meet their commitments. The Climate Change Expert Group, for which the OECD and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are providing secretariat support, is playing an important role in promoting dialogue on and enhancing understanding of technical issues in the international climate change negotiations and has contributed detailed analysis on a range of issues relevant to the on-going negotiations (see the flyer of the Climate Change Expert Group for an overview of the Group’s work).

The private sector is closely involved, contributing to a series of expert meetings. The next Global Forum on Climate Change organized by the Expert Group will take place at the OECD Headquarters on September 18-19. The Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD will offer the business perspective on key elements needed for an effective 2015 agreement, addressing issues related to effective climate finance, emissions accounting for post-2020 commitments as well as the broader benefits of climate change mitigation.

Staff contact: Norine Kennedy

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Staff Contact:   Norine Kennedy

Senior VP, Policy and Global Strategy
Tel: 212.703.5052

Norine Kennedy promotes U.S. business participation in international environmental policy and management initiatives, and works closely with industry, government and NGOs to promote sustainable development and green growth. She also spearheads USCIB’s strategic international engagement initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful business participation and regulatory diplomacy in inter-governmental organizations.
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