Category: Environment

Solving global environmental emergencies: are financial actors playing their part?

by Valentina Bellesi and Hugh Miller, OECD Environment Directorate After a summer of record-breaking temperatures, droughts, wildfires and floods causing devastation across the globe, the need to rapidly scale-up finance and investment to support a low-emission and climate-resilient transition could not be more apparent.… Continue Reading “Solving global environmental emergencies: are financial actors playing their part?”

Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water

by Aude Farnault and Xavier Leflaive, Water Team, OECD Environment Directorate Although extreme heat, droughts, and floods have been recurrent in recent years, weather patterns this summer have reached unprecedented limits: the continuation of catastrophic drought in Western States in the United States and in… Continue ReadingSeeing the Unseen: The Value of Water

Feux de forêt en Europe : Vont-ils devenir la norme ? 

Ce blog a été initialement publié le 22 juillet 2022 sur la page Linkedin OECD Environment ainsi que sur notre blog Environment Focus. Les données ont été mises à jour pour refléter l’évolution de la situation. Catherine Desiree Gamper, Ágnes Szuda et Giulia Bonazzi, Direction de… Continue ReadingFeux de forêt en Europe : Vont-ils devenir la norme ? “

Wildfires in Europe: towards a “new normal”?

This blog was originally posted on 22 July 2022 on the OECD Environment Linkedin page. by Catherine Desiree Gamper, Ágnes Szuda and Giulia Bonazzi, OECD Environment Directorate Amidst record-breaking temperatures, wildfires have been raging across Europe. France’s Gironde region has already seen 19,000 hectares of forest destroyed and… Continue Reading “Wildfires in Europe: towards a “new normal”?”

Norway’s environmental performance: “Are we as green as we think we are?”

by Julia Wanjiru Nikiema, OECD Environment Directorate “We, Norwegians, are we really as green as we think we are? Do we live up to the national and international environmental commitments we made?” some Norwegian stakeholders wondered. This has been the starting point of the… Continue Reading “Norway’s environmental performance: “Are we as green as we think we are?””

The road to a sustainable tomorrow: Tracking a COVID-19 gender-sensitive and green recovery

This year’s International Women’s Day theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, puts a spotlight on the role of women and girls in the fight against climate change. Yet International Women’s Day takes place again in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The feminisation of poverty keeps growing, the climate emergency is worsening, conflicts and violence are raging, and the international immunisation effort is not moving fast enough.  

Deliberative democracy: A bottom up approach to helping solve the climate crisis

By Deborah Holmes Michel, OECD Environment Directorate Our planet’s ecological systems are increasingly under pressure, millions suffer from the negative effects of air pollution, and very few countries are on track to meet their Paris Agreement objectives. Leaders need to imagine different ways of… Continue Reading “Deliberative democracy: A bottom up approach to helping solve the climate crisis”

Bigger Biodiversity Benefits for your Buck: How economic instruments can help safeguard nature

Katia Karousakis & Edward Perry, Programme Lead & Analyst, Biodiversity, Land Use and Ecosystems, OECD Environment Directorate This article was originally published on the Forum Network as a part of a series in which OECD experts and thought leaders — from around the world… Continue Reading “Bigger Biodiversity Benefits for your Buck: How economic instruments can help safeguard nature”

Dépenser mieux pour la biodiversité : comment les instruments économiques peuvent aider à préserver la nature

Katia Karousakis et Edward Perry, Chef de programme et analyste, Biodiversité, utilisation des terres et écosystèmes, Direction de l’environnement de l’OCDE Cet article a été initialement publié sur le Forum Network et s’inscrit dans une série de contributions d’experts de l’OCDE et d’influenceurs – du monde… Continue Reading “Dépenser mieux pour la biodiversité : comment les instruments économiques peuvent aider à préserver la nature”

The green recovery: an opportunity to address inequalities?

By Enrico Botta, OECD Environment Directorate Over the past decade, inequalities in income and opportunities have increased. The income of the top 10% is over ten times larger than the bottom 10% while traditional opportunities for social mobility have withered. While official income inequality… Continue Reading “The green recovery: an opportunity to address inequalities?”