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  • 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.

  • 5-June-2020

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    Governments should use Covid-19 recovery efforts as an opportunity to phase out support for fossil fuels, say OECD and IEA

    As governments design stimulus measures for economies hit by the Covid-19 crisis, they should seize the opportunity of historically low oil prices to redirect some of the half a trillion dollars spent annually supporting fossil fuels into sustainable investments including low-carbon energy, according to the OECD and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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  • 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.

  • 29-May-2020

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    Blog: Déja vu all over again... Or is it? Learning from the past to green the COVID-19 recovery

    As governments rush to commit vast sums of money to respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, there are growing calls to “green” these recovery packages. In a way, it’s like déjà vu all over again, to borrow a phrase from baseball legend Yogi Berra, reminiscent of similar calls in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2007-08.

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  • 12-May-2020

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    Blog: Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?

    I’m sure many of you recently had the same experience I had. I went to the pharmacy in the early days of the pandemic and, before I opened my mouth, the pharmacist said “we’re out of masks and hydro-alcoholic gel”. I had a prescription for allergy medicine, which I was fortunately able to get filled.

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  • 6-May-2020

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    Driving Performance at Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental regulators strive to protect the environment and public health from pollution from economic activity. This report uses the OECD Performance Assessment Framework for Economic Regulators (PAFER) to assess both the internal and external governance of Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It looks at the EPA’s role and objectives, its financial and human resources, processes for internal management and decision making, and systems for performance assessment. The review acknowledges the EPA’s achievements and good practices, analyses the key drivers of its performance, and identifies a number of challenges and opportunities for improvement to help the regulator prepare for the future.
  • 4-May-2020

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    Policy Brief: Environmental health and strengthening resilience to pandemics

    This brief focuses on the role of environmental policy in enhancing environmental health and reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to pandemics and other shocks in the future. The brief highlights policy actions in relation to air quality, water and sanitation, waste management and biodiversity protection that can contribute to well-being and increased resilience.

  • 14-April-2020

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    Blog: Empowering women as clean energy entrepreneurs

    Women currently account for approximately 32% of total employment in the renewable energy sector, compared to 22% in the more traditional oil and gas sector. On the one hand, this tells us that women are generally under-represented in the energy sector overall, but on the other, it shows that renewable energy, as a younger and more dynamic sector is an opportunity for change.

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  • 7-April-2020

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    The water challenge

    The Sustainable Development Goals highlight the importance that the global community places on water and there is increasing demand for innovative and effective approaches to water management. The OECD provides policy guidance on water to OECD members and non-OECD countries, covering a wide range of issues. Find our more on the OECD work on water.

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  • 22-March-2020

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on World Water Day 2020

    Today, we are facing a global public health crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, and the world’s governments are struggling to respond. The health of so many, especially the most vulnerable, is at risk. Water and sanitation are key to combatting this crisis, with basic hygiene and hand-washing on the frontline of our defensive measures.

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