Croissance verte et développement durable

Green Talks LIVE


The OECD Green Talks Live webinar series brings experts together to discuss 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.

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International Trade and Circular Economy

On 25 March 2021, Shunta Yamaguchi and Rob Dellink of the OECD Environment Directorate presented the role of international trade in the transition to a resource efficient and circular economy. The presentation highlighted findings from a series of recent OECD reports, including: The Consequences of a more resource efficient and circular economy for international trade patterns and International trade and circular economy: Policy alignment.

A circular economy aims to transform the current linear economy into a circular model to reduce consumption of finite material resources by recovering materials from waste streams for recycling or reuse, using products longer, and exploiting the potential of the sharing and services economy. Circular economy policies and initiatives largely take place domestically at the national or regional level. However, they have important interlinkages with international trade.

International trade plays an important role in circular supply chains in materials and products, end-of-life value chains in waste and scrap, secondary raw materials and second-hand goods. In this light, how can trade contribute to a more resource efficient and circular economy? How would the circular economy transition have an impact on global trade patterns? And in what ways can we secure coherence in these two policy areas?

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Green Infrastructure in the Decade for Delivery: Assessing Institutional Investment

Infrastructure, such as energy, water, transport and healthcare, is critical for socio-economic development and delivering global climate and development commitments. Yet, the infrastructure we need to meet these goals requires an additional annual investment of around USD 2.5-3 trillion globally. Governments cannot plug this gap alone - mobilising private capital is imperative.

The key role of institutional investors in infrastructure development has been long recognised. Infrastructure assets with their long-term, stable and often inflation-hedged revenues align well with the risk-return profile of long-term investors like pension funds and life insurance companies. But with over a decade spent on increasing institutional investment in infrastructure, where does the level of investment stand? How green are the infrastructure assets in institutional portfolios? And what are the levers to upscale investment?

On 14 January 2021, Dirk Röttgers and Aayush Tandon of the OECD Environment Directorate presented the key findings from the recently published report Green Infrastructure in the Decade for Delivery: Assessing Institutional Investment.

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Climate Change


Carbon pricing


Energy use


Finance and investment


Land use, cities


Recycling, waste, materials use, resource efficiency 






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