Tag: COVID-19

Time for Nature: Is a global public health crisis what it takes to protect the planet’s biodiversity?

By Edward Perry, Policy Analyst, OECD Environment Directorate Today is World Environment Day. As countries across the globe are still reeling from the human, social and economic cost of COVID-19, dedicating today to nature might seem ill-timed. Let me tell you – it’s not.… Continue Reading “Time for Nature: Is a global public health crisis what it takes to protect the planet’s biodiversity?”

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”

Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?

By Bob Diderich and Sylvie Poret, OECD Environment Directorate I’m sure many of you recently had the same experience I had. I went to the pharmacy in the early days of the pandemic and, before I opened my mouth, the pharmacist said “we’re out… Continue Reading “Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?”