Carbon Pricing: Does the OECD practice what it preaches?

Liisa-Maija Harju, Environmental Coordinator in the OECD Operations Service on the OECD’s environmental performance, for World Environment Day 2015 Today, more than 22% of global emissions are covered by a carbon price. Almost 40 countries and over 20 cities, states and provinces use carbon pricing mechanisms or are planning to implement them. These are great […]

Sustainable buildings: Does the OECD practice what it preaches?

Today we’re publishing the last in a series of three articles by Liisa-Maija Harju, Environmental Coordinator in the OECD Operations Service on the OECD’s environmental performance. Did you know that the Eiffel Tour is going green? The planned €25 million investments will improve the landmark’s energy performance by 30%. The Eiffel Tour will start to […]

Water stewardship: Does the OECD practice what it preaches?

Today, to mark World Water Week, we’re publishing the second in a series of three articles by Liisa-Maija Harju, Environmental Coordinator in the OECD Operations Service on the OECD’s environmental performance. This week, when world’s water experts are gathering in Stockholm, Sweden, to attend the annual World Water Week, more than one in six people […]

Waste management: Does the OECD practice what it preaches?

Today’s post is from Liisa-Maija Harju, Environmental Coordinator in the OECD Operations Service Each year OECD countries generate over four billion tonnes of waste. By 2020, we could be generating 45% more waste than we did in 1995. OECD’s work on waste management focuses on promoting sustainable materials management in order to limit waste generation […]