Category: Finance & investment

Enabling conditions for bioenergy finance and investment in Colombia

By Lylah Davies, John Dulac, OECD Environment Directorate With sunny skies, windy shores and fertile grounds, Colombia is abundant in natural resources and has substantial potential for renewable energy production. At the same time, domestic oil and gas reserves are in decline and the… Continue Reading “Enabling conditions for bioenergy finance and investment in Colombia”

COP26: Big steps forward on adaptation and resilience

By Michael Mullan, OECD Environment Directorate While I was at COP26 in Glasgow, one of the speakers said that hope was not the same as optimism; rather it was about being able to see the possibility of a better future. In that sense, I… Continue Reading “COP26: Big steps forward on adaptation and resilience”

Climate resilience is essential for a sustainable financial system

By Michael Mullan, OECD Environment Directorate At the start of the 2000s, consumers were surprised to discover that some of their “beef” lasagne was instead made out of horsemeat. Several years later, the global financial system was brought to its knees by the discovery… Continue Reading “Climate resilience is essential for a sustainable financial system”

La résilience climatique est indispensable à un système de financement durable

De Michael Mullan, Direction de l’environnement de l’OCDE Au début des années 2000, les consommateurs ont eu la surprise de découvrir que leurs lasagnes “au boeuf” étaient parfois faites avec de la viande de cheval. Des années après, le système financier global s’est retrouvé… Continue Reading “La résilience climatique est indispensable à un système de financement durable”

The value of water: putting together the puzzle pieces for sustainable investment

By Nachilala Nkombo, WWF-Zambia Country Director, Kathleen Dominique, OECD Programme Lead Financing Water, and Andre Fourie, Global Director Water Sustainability, AB InBev Last month, the theme of World Water Day — “valuing water” — encouraged everyone to take a moment to consider what water… Continue Reading “The value of water: putting together the puzzle pieces for sustainable 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”