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.

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

register to the next webinar on taxing energy use 2019

When: Tuesday 15 October - 16:00 (CEST Paris time) / 10:00 (EDT)

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?

Join Jonas Teusch from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration to discuss 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.

Green Talks LIVE webinar Taxing Energy Use 2019

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

Where: the convenience of your computer

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MISSED THE RECENT webinar: Making Blended Finance Work for Water and Sanitation

On Monday 9 September, our team of experts discussed the key findings of this report during a live webinar.

Where has blended finance worked so far? How can this experience be adapted to new contexts and investment types? How can well-designed policies strengthen the enabling environment to crowd-in commercial capital and strengthen the financing systems upon which water-related investments rely?

Water-related investments are a prerequisite to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, yet financing persistently falls well short of investment needs. This OECD report Making Blended Finance Work for Water and Sanitation: Unlocking Commercial Finance for SDG 6 shows how blended finance can play an important role to deploy development finance more strategically to mobilise additional commercial finance.shows how blended finance can play an important role to deploy development finance more strategically to mobilise additional commercial finance.

This report takes a commercial investment perspective on water-related investment and provides insights into three subsectors: (1) water and sanitation utilities; (2) small-scale off-grid sanitation and (3) multi-purpose water infrastructure and landscape-based approaches.

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