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Green Talks LIVE - How Green is Household Behaviour?


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Green Talks LIVE How green is household behaviour



Virtually all household choices – ranging from daily routines, such as what to eat and how to get to work, to less frequent decisions, like how to heat our homes and whether to buy a car – affect the climate and the environment. While the potential of individual and household choices to reduce environmental impacts is clear, the increasing urgency of climate change and other environmental crises illustrates the challenge governments face in realising this potential.

How sustainable are household choices and how does behaviour vary across different domains? What is preventing us from making more sustainable choices and how can governments help overcome the barriers?

Join our Green Talks LIVE webinar on Tuesday 13 June 2023 from 15:00-16:00 CEST to find out more at the launch the OECD report How Green is Household Behaviour? Sustainable Choices in a Time of Interlocking Crises. The report provides an overview of the results from the 2022 OECD Survey on Environmental Policies and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC). With comparable data on household environmental behaviour across nine countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) and four thematic areas (energy, transport, waste and food), the EPIC Survey provides unique insights into the drivers of household choices and the measures governments can put in place to make them more sustainable.

The webinar will include a presentation of the key findings from the report and insights from experts on the role of demand side measures in managing climate and environment challenges.


Opening remarks and panel moderation

  • Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate, OECD

Presentation of the report

  • Shardul Agrawala, Head of Division, Environment and Economy Integration Division, Environment Directorate, OECD
  • Katherine Hassett, Environmental Economist, Environment and Economy Integration Division, Environment Directorate, OECD


  • Felix Creutzig, Head of Land-use, Infrastructures and Transport Group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC's AR6 in Working Group III
  • Kimberly Cochran, Chief of the Sustainable Materials Branch in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery


WATCH THE REPLAY: "The Gender-Environment Nexus

Gender equality and environmental sustainability are gaining political momentum as global challenges that require urgent co-ordinated action. Women and men around the world are affected in a differentiated way by climate change, deforestation, land degradation, desertification, unsustainable infrastructure, growing water scarcity and inadequate sanitation, making the goals of gender equality and environmental sustainability mutually reinforcing. They may also experience differentiated health impacts from air pollution and chemicals. Yet, very few countries integrate a gender lens to their environmental data collection and policy making.

On 30 March 2023, the OECD held a Green Talks: LIVE webinar, with an introduction by Jo Tyndall, OECD Environment Director and a presentation by Dimitra Xynou and Valentina Bellisi, Policy Analysts from the Green Finance and Investment division. They were joined by Krzysztof Michalak, Acting Head of the Finance, Investment and Global Relations Division at the OECD Environment Directorate, and Co-ordinator for Gender, and Ana Puy from the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

The presentation and discussion with experts on the gender-environment nexus highlighted the importance of integrating a gender lens in environmental and climate policies.




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