Environment Directorate

Focus

  • 4th OECD Green Investment Financing Forum

    24-25 October - The Forum will gather senior policy makers and key actors from around the world for lively, open and action-oriented discussions to advance the global green finance and investment agenda; and will address four main topics: from short-term actions to long-term ambition; opportunities for green investment; towards a sustainable financial system; and channels for green finance and investment.

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  • The Land-Water-Energy Nexus: Biophysical and Economic Consequences

    This report contributes to the discussion of interconnections between scarce resources by highlighting the nexus between land, water and energy (the LWE nexus). It focuses on a dynamic, integrated, and disaggregated analysis of how land, water and energy interact in the biophysical and economic systems.

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  • Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    The report shows that combining strong climate action with fiscal and structural reforms will boost growth in both the short and long term. The report was noted in the final communiqué of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, which is a strong endorsement of the message that climate and growth policies must go hand-in-hand.

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We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.

video - GREEN TALKS LIVE ON Water Risk Hotspots for Agriculture

Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks in the future. Climate change, extreme weather events, sea level rise, growing water demand from other sectors, groundwater depletion and pollution will impact agriculture production in different regions of the world. Where are these water risks located? How will they affect markets, trade or food security and what can be done?

On 18 October 2017, Guillaume Gruère of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate discussed the use of a hotspot approach to mitigate the impacts of these growing risks for agriculture and food security. The presentation was based on the recently published OECD study on water Water Risk Hotspots for Agriculture.

 

OECD WORK ON ENVIRONMENT 2017-18

This brochure details how our Organisation is helping governments face up to cross-cutting, systemic challenges with a more holistic approach that is increasingly joining the dots between environment, growth and equity:

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