Direction de l'Environnement

Green Talks LIVE - Financing water: Investing in sustainable growth


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.


When: Monday 9 April 2018 - 4 pm (Paris time) / 10 am (EST)

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.

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?

Join Xavier Leflaive and Kathleen Dominique of the OECD Environment Directorate to discuss the challenges of financing water, innovative solutions and ways forward to accelerate action. The presentation will draw on emerging messages from The Roundtable on Financing Water.

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".

MISSED THE RECENT GREEN talks ON Leveraging the smart grid to optimise energy consumption?

On 15 March, OECD Environment's visiting Senior Economist Nicholas Rivers (Professor, University of Ottawa) discussed OECD findings on the role of real-time electricity feedback in reducing consumption from the recently published Environment Working Paper "Leveraging the Smart Grid: The Effect of Real-Time Information on Consumer Decisions".

Watch the video recording of this webinar.

Households typically cannot observe the price or the amount of electricity that they consume in real-time, so that they do not have the basis to make well-informed decisions about their electricity consumption.

Can providing information help consumers to reduce their environmental footprint? The roll-out of smart electricity meters, which enable real-time feedback on electricity consumption to residential consumers, can help answer this question.





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