OECD Observer
Climate change special

Welcome to this special online focus on climate change, in view of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, 3-14 in December. "Ambitious policies to tackle climate change should lead to a structural shift in the economy – away from carbon-intensive activities. So the question that remains is: how can this transition be managed in an economically efficient and socially responsible manner? We should not exaggerate the cost of change. Action is affordable."

This quote is from Secretary-General Angel Gurría's keynote speech delivered on 27 October to the CIGI'07 conference, organised by the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Read the full speech, entitled Sustainable Energy Consumption and Climate Change, by clicking here.

Mr Gurría speaks at the UN Climate Change Conference on 14 December.

See also the special climate change website at www.oecd.org/env/cc

The International Energy Agency (IEA), a sister organisation of the OECD, has posted a special section on climate change: click here.