Category: Water

Rediscover our top 5 blogs of 2022

2022 has been a year of environmental milestones, in a world faced with climate change and biodiversity loss. Rediscover our top 5 blogs from 2022 to learn more on a range of topics including ‘green water’, pandemic recovery, Norway’s environmental performance, and the environmental… Continue Reading “Rediscover our top 5 blogs of 2022”

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

Limiting environmental impacts through unused or expired medicine

By Frithjof Laubinger, Environmental Economist, OECD Environment Directorate Pharmaceuticals are widely considered as essential for maintaining human and animal health, but many of us do not consider their impact beyond treating infections and disease. In fact, residues from medicine can become an environmental concern… Continue Reading “Limiting environmental impacts through unused or expired medicine”

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?””

Greening the recovery from COVID-19: how sustainable will it be?

By Andrew Prag, OECD Environment Directorate When COVID-19 began to spread around the world, it brought with it many uncertainties. But one thing was quickly clear: the depth of the economic and social crisis was going to require massive government intervention to rescue jobs… Continue Reading “Greening the recovery from COVID-19: how sustainable will it be?”

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”