Snowed under

©Hervé Cortinat/OECD

After a bout of serious flooding of the River Seine, the Paris region has been treated to some heavy snowfalls, as shown in our picture of the Château de la Muette, the OECD headquarters.

Paris has not had this much snow at one time in decades. Such extraordinary weather events can look beautiful and dramatic, but they also pose serious challenges for people, their communities and their economies, and sadly can cost lives. The OECD is working on better policies to bolster resilience against natural hazards. Some recent examples of our work in this field:

OECD (2018), Preventing the Flooding of the Seine in the Paris–Ile de France Region: Progress Made and Future Challenges, OECD Publishing, Paris.

OECD (2017), Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance: Insights from Austria, France and Switzerland, OECD Publishing, Paris. 

©OECD Observer, February 2018

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