Green experts said the OECD could play a crucial role in ensuring that future climate targets are met, as governments would listen to its advice.
Helen Mountford is a former OECD executive who is now vice-president of climate and economics at the World Resources Institute, a non-profit research organisation. She said: “Climate change must be central to any successful candidate’s agenda. Leadership from the top to integrate climate across the full OECD agenda is essential. But implementing a sustainable, inclusive agenda will require all countries to engage.”
The outgoing head tells us:
“And put a big fat price on carbon,”
Well, yes, obviously.