Category: Finance & investment

The case for sustainable ocean finance

By Andrew Prag and Shanda Moorghen, OECD Environment Directorate “All relevant studies show that enabling the required financial flows into sustainable coastal and offshore projects will turn the tide on the destruction of life in the ocean” – Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special… Continue Reading “The case for sustainable ocean finance”

Building back bluer

by Kate Kooka (Ocean Advisor) and Anthony Cox (Deputy Director), Environment Directorate “We must ‘Build Back Bluer’”, urged Kenya’s Ambassador Macharia Kamau (Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs) at a Virtual Ocean Dialogue on the COVID-19 crisis, regional peace and security,… Continue Reading “Building back bluer”

Towards a Clean Energy Transition in Viet Nam

By Aayush Tandon, Policy Analyst, OECD Environment Directorate Since the passage of the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the SDGs, clean energy has fast become a priority item on the global agenda. The push for a green recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic has… Continue Reading “Towards a Clean Energy Transition in Viet Nam”

Déjà vu all over again …. Or is it? Learning from the past to green the COVID-19 recovery

By Shardul Agrawala, Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD Environment As governments rush to commit vast sums of money to respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, there are growing calls to “green” these recovery packages. In a way, it’s like déjà… Continue Reading “Déjà vu all over again …. Or is it? Learning from the past to green the COVID-19 recovery”

TEG it easy : The landmark EU Sustainable Taxonomy takes shape

By Mireille Martini, Policy Analyst, Green Finance and Investment, OECD Environment Directorate On 12 March 2020, the European Commission released the final reports of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, including the final reports on the EU Sustainable Taxonomy. The OECD has… Continue Reading “TEG it easy : The landmark EU Sustainable Taxonomy takes shape”

Empowering women as clean energy entrepreneurs

By Lylah Davies, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation Programme, OECD Environment Directorate Women currently account for approximately 32% of total employment in the renewable energy sector, compared to 22% in the more traditional oil and gas sector. On the one hand, this tells… Continue Reading “Empowering women as clean energy entrepreneurs”

Fighting the climate emergency? Enter national development banks

By Naeeda Crishna Morgado (independent expert) and Özlem Taskin (OECD Development Co-operation Directorate) Developing countries are at the forefront of the ongoing battle to address climate change. Roughly 60% of the new infrastructure built before 2030 will be in the developing world, and it… Continue Reading “Fighting the climate emergency? Enter national development banks”