• 15-September-2021


    Blogs and articles related to environment

    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.

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  • 14-June-2021


    Blog: Seeing the value in climate science

    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.

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  • 7-June-2021


    Blog: Changing climate, changing coasts: Why resilience matters

    This blog highlights the ways in which climate change will exacerbate the pressures on coastal areas and provides three areas for urgent policy action.

  • 29-avril-2021


    Blog : La résilience climatique est indispensable à un système de financement durable

    Ce blog traite de l'exposition du secteur financier aux risques climatiques physiques et définit trois priorités sur la manière dont la finance durable peut soutenir les efforts visant à renforcer la résilience au changement climatique.

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  • 27-April-2021


    Blog: Can modelling help better understand the transition to a more circular economy?

    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.

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  • 21-April-2021


    Blog: Greening the recovery from COVID-19: how sustainable will it be?

    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.

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  • 4-March-2021


    Blog: Let’s choose to challenge the climate crisis with a gender lens

    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.

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  • 25-January-2021


    Blog - 2021: Adaptation comes to the fore

    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.

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  • 22-January-2021


    Blog: Harnessing nature to tackle the climate emergency

    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.

  • 2-December-2020


    Blog: Is the Covid-19 crisis spurring a transition to net-zero emissions in the oil and gas sector?

    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?

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