Environment and development

Biodiversity and Development

 

To facilitate green growth and sustainable development in partner countries, development co-operation agencies aim to support partner countries to integrate local and global environmental concerns into their development policies. The OECD is examining how development co-operation partners are advancing biodiversity and development objectives in practice, the challenges and opportunities and the lessons learnt to date.

See the OECD DAC Policy Statement on Integrating Biodiversity and Associated Ecosystem Services into Development Co-operation (2010)

 

Working Papers

1. Financing for Development in Support of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This paper examines:

  • The landscape of biodiversity finance
  • Trends in bilateral commitments of official development assistance (ODA) to biodiversity
  • How development co-operation can support partner countries to mobilise and access other sources of development finance for biodiversity

2. Biodiversity and Development Co-operation

This paper outlines how development co-operation can:

  • support mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into development
  • manage for results, particularly trade-offs and synergies
  • incorporate monitoring and evaluation approaches into biodiversity-related development co-operation activities
  • better align and harmonise providers' activities with partner country priorities

The papers showcase examples of challenges and good practice, and provide a basis for future joint work on biodiversity and development between the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate and the OECD Environment Directorate.

 

Events

OECD Workshop on Biodiversity and Development: Mainstreaming and Managing for Results, OECD, Paris, 18 February 2015

This workshop brought together over 85 representatives from the biodiversity and development co-operation communities to share experiences and insights on the key opportunities and challenges to mainstreaming biodiversity into development policies and planning and into development co-operation.

 

Data and analysis

Flyers with present and past OECD DAC statistics and analysis and a data visualisation portal on biodiversity-related development finance is available on the biodiverisity Rio marker website, with more general information on the Rio markers homepage

 

The Environment Directorate of the OECD has also done extensive work on Economics and Policies for Biodiversity

 

For more information, contact Jan Corfee-Morlot

dac.contact[at]oecd.org