OECD COP26 Virtual Pavilion

Rural regions - Realising the net-zero opportunity

Nov 4, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


Rural areas are crucial for the green transition, and governments worldwide are mobilising vast amounts of resources to accelerate the net-zero transition in rural areas. Join the Rural Regions - Realising the net-zero opportunity event on 4 November 2021 to learn more about how rural places can capitalise on the opportunities emerging from the transition to net-zero economies. The event is co-organised with the Scottish Enterprise. The event will develop pathways on how the OECD’s Rural Agenda for Climate Action can be implemented, highlighting leading policy practices and needed actions. The Rural Agenda for Climate Action is a political document calling for a stronger role of rural policies to contribute to climate change goals and drawing attention to much-needed policy action in six areas: (1) capacity-building; (2) evidence base; (3) renewable energy; (4) land-use and ecosystem services; (5) circular and bio-economy; and (6) decarbonising transport. The event will kick-off with a high-level panel discussion, followed by an expert round-table and four parallel sessions showcasing leading practices in all the policy areas identified in the Rural Agenda for Climate Action. You can follow the event virtually via the OECD Virtual Pavilion.

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