Environment Directorate

Focus

  • Event: Global Forum on Environment - Plastics in a Circular Economy

    29-31 May 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark (by invitation only) - The OECD Forum will be seeking to incentivise a shift in sustainable chemistry thinking at the product design stage by identifying good practices, including tools and approaches, as well as a policy framework to reduce the environmental and health plastics impacts.

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  • Event: OECD at 8th World Water Forum

    18-23 March 2018 - Brasilia, Brazil - The OECD will actively participate in the Forum on the theme “Sharing Water” through a series of events: Roundtable on Financing Water) and the launch of a new OECD report "Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance".

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  • Report: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    The report shows that combining strong climate action with fiscal and structural reforms will boost growth in both the short and long term. The report was noted in the final communiqué of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, which is a strong endorsement of the message that climate and growth policies must go hand-in-hand.

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

MISSED THE green talks on FINANCING WATER: INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH? WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING

On 9 April 2018, Haje Schütte of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, Xavier Leflaive and Kathleen Dominique of the OECD Environment Directorate, and Esther Delbourg, Head of Responsible Insurance at AXA, discussed the challenges of financing water, innovative solutions and ways forward to accelerate action. The presentation drew on emerging messages from The Roundtable on Financing Water.



What policies and financing approaches can help to unlock investment and mobilise additional sources of capital? How to ensure that financing flows to investments that contribute most to water security and sustainable growth?

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require a historic scaling up of investment in water. The benefits from strategic investment in water security could exceed hundreds of billions of dollars annually by delivering valuable water services and reducing risks of flood and drought. To date, a strong economic case for water-related investment has failed to translate into a compelling financing case at scale globally.

 

OECD WORK ON ENVIRONMENT 2017-18

This brochure details how our Organisation is helping governments face up to cross-cutting, systemic challenges with a more holistic approach that is increasingly joining the dots between environment, growth and equity:

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