Environment Directorate

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  • Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.

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  • Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insights

    Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions. This report reviews recent developments in the application of behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

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  • Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development, at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York on 24 April 2017.

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We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.

WEBINAR ON Tackling Environmental Problems with Behavioural Insights

Green talks live Behavioural Insights

How have behavioural insights been used by governments to tackle environmental problems and which behavioural interventions have been shown to work in practice?

Watch the video - On 17 May, Elisabetta Cornago of the OECD Environment Directorate discussed how governments have leveraged behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

The presentation is based on the OECD report Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insights published on 10 May.

The report shows that insights from the behavioural sciences – behavioural insights – can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms that contribute to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions.

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RECENT GREEN TALK LIVE ON Green finance and investment

Green talks live Green finance and investmentWatch the video - Robert Youngman of the OECD Environment Directorate discussed policies, instruments and institutions to address challenges in mobilising green finance and investment on 28 april 2017.

If we are serious about limiting the global temperature rise to below 2°C, significant investment in low-carbon infrastructure is needed. To accelerate capital flows, low-carbon investments must offer an attractive risk-return profile relative to competing options.

What policy levers can governments and public finance institutions use to improve the risk-return profile of low-carbon investments and create pipelines of bankable projects?


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