Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as air pollution, biodiversity, climate, environmental policies, gender, green finance, green growth, investment, waste, water and more. Latest blogs: Deep reductions in CO2 are not enough; and Bigger biodiversity benefits for your buck: howw economic instruments can help safeguard nature.
This blog highlights some personal reflections by Heather Plumpton, Walker Institute, on the recent OECD workshop on approaches to reduce and manage the risks of losses and damages from climate change. Heather highlights how the workshop questioned some of the core concepts and assumptions upon which adaptation research and policy rest.
This blog highlights the ways in which climate change will exacerbate the pressures on coastal areas and provides three areas for urgent policy action.
This blog discusses the exposure of the financial sector to physical climate risks and sets out three priorities for how sustainable finance can support efforts to build resilience to climate change.
This blog highlights how large-scale modelling can shed light on the detailed interactions between economic activity and materials use, and how policies can change those links to ensure a more circular future where economic growth does not have to mean increased materials use.
This blog takes a deeper look at the numbers in the OECD Green Recovery Database and provides insights on how governments can do better. The OECD Green Recovery Database contains around 680 national-level environmentally relevant measures, spread over 43 countries and the European Union, and covers a range of environmental impacts beyond energy and climate, including pollution (air, plastics), water, biodiversity, and waste management.
On 8 March, the world will observe International Women’s Day under the theme #ChooseToChallenge. It is a day to recognise achievements, spread awareness and strengthen commitments to creating more inclusive societies, but also an opportunity to call out gender inequalities and take action.
This blog explains why and how adaptation is increasingly a priority in international policy discussions on climate. It presents the main achievements and key challenges that adaptation policy makers currently seek to address and the opportunities this year presents to help them accelerate action, including through the Climate Adaptation Summit and COP26.
This blog explores the role nature-based solutions can play in tackling climate extremes and climate variability. It presents the main challenges and gives a glimpse of what countries are currently doing to help scale-up their use.
An increasing number of international oil and gas companies have set out seemingly ambitious goals to transition to “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050. What is behind these new announcements? What do the commitments mean for achieving the Paris Agreement goals, and can they help to convince governments to be bolder and to really deliver on their plans for a “green recovery” after COVID-19?