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  • 16-June-2020

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    Decarbonising Urban Mobility with Land Use and Transport Policies - The Case of Auckland, New Zealand

    The report presents an in-depth analysis of various policies that aim to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of urban transport. Decarbonising transport lies at the core of efforts to mitigate climate change and has close links to urban sustainability and housing affordability. The report identifies the drivers of rising emissions in the urban transport sector and offers pathways to reduce them through a combination of transport and land use policies. The analysis yields a holistic welfare evaluation of these policies, assessing them according to their environmental effectiveness, their economic efficiency and their impact on fiscal balance and housing affordability. The report concludes that significant reductions in emissions from urban transport can be achieved through a careful alignment of transport policies designed to promote the use of public transit and electric vehicles, and land use policies, which foster a more compact urban form. The study is based on the case of Auckland, New Zealand but the lessons drawn are relevant for institutions and governments working on issues relating to urban sustainability, transport, housing and climate change mitigation.
  • 12-June-2020

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    OECD-WWF High-Level Dialogues: Driving a Green and Resilient Recovery - A Green Recovery and the Financial System

    Friday 12 June: join the OECD and WWF for a High-Level Dialogue providing a dynamic platform and opportunity to share insights and look at pragmatic pathways towards building greener and more resilient post-COVID-19 societies. This third dialogue will focus on “A Green Recovery and the Financial System”.

  • 5-June-2020

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    OECD-WWF High-Level Dialogues: Driving a Green and Resilient Recovery - Nature-Based Solutions as a Force for a Green and Resilient Recovery

    Friday 5 June: join OECD and WWF for the second of three high-level dialogues aimed at informing the development of better, greener and more resilient post-COVID-19 societies. This second dialogue will focus on “Nature-Based Solutions as a Force for a Green and Resilient Recovery”. The next dialogue on "A Green Recovery and the Financial System" is scheduled on 12 June, the registration is now open.

  • 29-May-2020

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    OECD-WWF High-Level Dialogues: Driving a Green and Resilient Recovery - Aligning NDCs with a post-COVID world

    Friday 29 May: join the OECD and WWF for three high-level dialogues providing a dynamic platform and opportunity to share insights and look at pragmatic pathways towards building greener and more resilient post-COVID-19 societies. The first dialogue will focus on “Aligning NDCs with a post-COVID world”. The next dialogues are scheduled on 5 and 12 June, the registration is now open.

  • 28-May-2020

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    Blogs and articles related to environment

    Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as air pollution, biodiversity, climate, environmental policies, green finance, green growth, investment, waste, water and more. Our latest blog: Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?

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  • 28-May-2020

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    Green Talks LIVE

    These free webinars are open to the general public and participants are welcome to pose questions during the Q&A segment. Register to the next webinar. Missed the Green Talks? Watch our video recordings on key topics: plastic recycling, climate, carbon pricing, energy, climate & growth; green finance and investment, urban sprawl, taxes, water.

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  • 28-May-2020

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    What Policies for Greening the Crisis Response and Economic Recovery? Lessons learnt from past green stimulus measures and implications for the Covid-19 crisis - Environment Working Paper

    This paper evaluates green stimulus packages that were introduced in response to the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007-08 and draws lessons relevant for greening the recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The paper underscores the importance of building in policy evaluation mechanisms into green stimulus measures.

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  • 28-May-2020

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    What policies for greening the crisis response and economic recovery? - Lessons learned from past green stimulus measures and implications for the COVID-19 crisis

    This paper evaluates green stimulus packages that were introduced in response to the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007-08 and draws lessons relevant for greening the recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The paper underscores the importance of building in policy evaluation mechanisms into green stimulus measures. It also provides evidence that the implementation of sufficiently large, timely and properly designed green stimulus measures can generate economic growth, create jobs and bring about environmental benefits. However, there are also trade-offs between competing economic, environmental and social policy objectives, which underscores the importance of proper policy design.
  • 27-May-2020

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    Financing Water Supply, Sanitation and Flood Protection - Challenges in EU Member States and Policy Options

    The OECD and the Directorate-General for Environment, the European Commission department responsible for EU policy on the environment, joined forces to examine current and future water-related financing challenges faced by EU member states. These include investments needed to comply with EU regulation for water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and flood protection. As part of the research, new data was produced on current levels of expenditure for water supply, sanitation and flood protection, as well as on projected needs. It supported a comparison across member states and substantiated tailored policy discussions in selected countries and at European level. This report captures the rationale for the research, the main quantitative outcomes and the policy issues and recommendations that derived from this two-year co-operation. Lessons from Europe outlined in this report can inspire similar research and policy discussions in other parts of the world.
  • 25-May-2020

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    OECD Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation Programme

    This OECD programme, also referred to as CEFIM, aims to strengthen domestic enabling conditions to attract finance and investment in renewable electricity and energy efficiency in five emerging economies in Asia and Latin America. The programme will support countries in the development of policies and instruments to help scale up a pipeline of bankable clean energy projects.

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