Consumption, innovation and the environment

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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.

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REGISTER TO THE NEXT WEBINAR: Scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure

Green Talks webinar Scaling up climate compatible infrastructure

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

Scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure - Insights from national development banks in Brazil and South Africa

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 Friday 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.

Related blog: Fighting the climate emergency? Enter national development banks by Naeeda Crishna Morgado (independent expert) and Özlem Taskin (Development Co-operation Directorate).

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

Where: The convenience of your computer

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On Thursday 14 November, Hannah Leckie and Bob Diderich of the Environment Directorate presented the key findings of the report, and how policy makers and other stakeholders can take action to reduce the risks. Watch the video recording.

Full slide presentation (ppt)

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.





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