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The OECD Green Talks Live webinar series brings world experts together on pressing environmental issues for a global audience. These free webinars are open to the general public and participants are welcome to pose questions during the Q&A segment. Video recordings of our Green Talks are made available online afterwards.

Register for an upcoming webinar or watch the video recordings of our past webinars below.

register to the next green talks: PHARMACEUTICAL RESIDUES IN FRESHWATER

When: Thursday 14 November at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST)

 

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‌Pharmaceuticals are essential for human and animal health but are increasingly recognised as an environmental concern when they enter freshwater systems. Residues of pharmaceuticals, such as hormones, antidepressants and antibiotics, have been detected in surface water and groundwater across the globe. The mis- and over-use of antibiotics is also an important contributing factor of antimicrobial resistance – a global health crisis with the potential for enormous health, food security and economic consequences.

A new OECD report, Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses, warns of the risks from increased pharmaceutical residues in the environment.

On Thursday 14 November at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST), join Hannah Leckie and Bob Diderich of the Environment Directorate to discuss the key findings of the report, and how policy makers and other stakeholders can take action to reduce the risks.

Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A)

Where: The convenience of your computer

To register for the online webinar:

1. Go to the online registration.

2. Click on "Register" and enter the requested information. There is no password required for registration.

3. Click "Submit".

SAVE THE DATE: Scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure

When: Wednesday 22 November at 16:00 CET (10:00 EST)

The OECD estimates that USD 6.9 trillion is required globally each year to 2030 to make infrastructure climate-compatible. For developing countries that need to increase infrastructure access and quality, this requires scaling up and shifting public and private capital towards climate-compatible alternatives.

National development banks (NDBs) and development finance institutions are poised to play a role in scaling up investment for climate-compatible infrastructure. What are the key advantages for these institutions in supporting the Paris Agreement? How can governments and the international climate finance community fully enable this potential?

On Wednesday 22 November at 16:00 CET (10:00 EST), join Anthony Cox of the Environment Directorate, along with Özlem Taskin and Jens Sedemund of the Development Co-operation Directorate to discuss key insights from recent work under the Financing Climate Futures initiative on the role of NDBs in scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure with the case studies on Brazil and South Africa.

Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A)

Where: The convenience of your computer

To register for the online webinar:

1. Go to the online registration.

2. Click on "Register" and enter the requested information. There is no password required for registration.

3. Click "Submit".

SAVE THE DATE: Towards Sustainable Land Use - Aligning biodiversity, climate and food policies

When: December 2019 (more information coming soon)

This Green Talk will discuss aligning policies in the land-use nexus - REGISTER.

recent WEBINAR on taxing energy use 2019

On 15 October, Jonas Teusch from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration discussed the key findings from the OECD publication, Taxing Energy Use 2019, which presents new and original data on energy and carbon taxes in OECD and G20 countries, and in international aviation and maritime transport.

Global energy consumption rose strongly in 2018 along with energy-related CO2 emissions, reaching a new all-time high. This is disconcerting, as meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require deep cuts in emissions. Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health. Where do countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes to reach environmental and climate goals? How can governments step up efforts?

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