Supporting effectiveness and efficiency in regulatory delivery through regulatory flexibility. Lessons learnt in times of crisis
Tuesday 29 June at 13:30 (CEST)
This event will take place online
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The OECD is pleased to invite you to the webinar "Supporting effectiveness and efficiency in regulatory delivery through regulatory flexibility. Lessons learnt in times of crisis" on June 29th from 13:30 to 16:30 (CEST).
The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic and social crisis have put major demands and stress on regulatory systems, and exposed whichever weaknesses and rigidities existed. It has cast in stark relief the importance to fully implement modern regulatory practices such as risk-based approaches, as well as the need for regulatory agility, and the relevance of new technology-enabled methods, and flexibility when regulations could clearly not function “as usual”. It has also, however, highlighted the difficulties in doing so, including rigidities in the legal framework, challenges in diffusion of latest knowledge and science, conflicting policy priorities, inadequacy of certain official guidance, lack of resources, etc.
Following up on last year’s webinar “Inspections, Enforcement, Regulatory Delivery in times of crisis”, this event aims at creating a space for discussion on the need for greater regulatory flexibility, and agility, to support effectiveness and efficiency in regulatory delivery. Indeed, the unfolding crisis has continued to show that a more flexible approach is needed to enable better intervention choices, proportionality, discretion, and use of data for risk assessment, targeting, and identification of emerging risks, to achieve the expected regulatory outcomes. The webinar will open with presentations on indoor air safety, and on managing risks and uncertainty linked to new technologies needed to mitigate climate change. It will include discussion on challenges, and solutions, related to insufficient, or excessively rigid, regulation, and approaches aimed at addressing the evolving role of regulators and its future.