Environment Directorate


  • Events: Financing Climates Futures

    As part of the Financing Climate Futures initiative, two events: 1) 13 March 2019, Nairobi: High-level breakfast on Financing Climate Futures, United Nations Environment Assembly - 2) 18 March, Berlin: High-level panel on Investing in Low-emission, Resilient Development, Global Solutions Summit.

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  • Report: Responding to Rising Seas - OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks

    6 March 2019 - This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge. There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures.

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  • Report: Saving Costs in Chemicals Management - How the OECD Ensures Benefits to Society

    28 January 2019 - The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world and is expected to grow fourfold by 2060. Indeed modern life without chemicals would be inconceivable. Given the potential environmental and human health risks from exposure to chemicals, governments and industry have a major responsibility to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safely.

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

FORTHCOMING Video recording: webinar on responding to rising seas

Green Talks Live Responding to Rising Seas

Coastal regions are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, due to their exposure to the combined effects of sea level rise and intense storm events. Coastal risks are set to intensify in the future, with the potential to bring unprecedented costs to livelihoods and economies.

How can governments identify, prepare for and respond to these risks?

Lisa Danielson of the OECD Environment Directorate and Alexander Bisaro of the Global Climate Forum discussed how OECD countries are responding to these risks, and what more could be done in the future.

The presentation was based on the OECD report Responding to Rising Seas: OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks.


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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