Did you know... that biodiversity is projected to decline by a further 10% by 2050 without more ambitious policies to protect it?

Did you know... that biodiversity offsets mobilised between USD 2.4 and 4 billion in 2011? Read our report.

Did you know... 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems have been degraded or are being used unsustainably.

Did you know... that biodiversity is projected to decline by a further 10% by 2050 without more ambitious policies to protect it?

What does mainstreaming biodiversity mean? Find out on the OECD Insights blog.

Did you know... that biodiversity offsets mobilised between USD 2.4 and 4 billion in 2011? Read our report.

Did you know... 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems have been degraded or are being used unsustainably.

"The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals clearly recognise the central role of terrestrial and marine biodiversity for human wellbeing. The OECD has been working on the economics of biodiversity since 1993, supporting governments to develop better biodiversity policies for better lives. We look forward to supporting global multilateral efforts to reverse  the decline of global biodiversity, especially the discussions on the 2011-2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and on SDGs 14 and 15 on ‘Life under Water’ and ‘Life on Land’."

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

Focus

  • Event: 10-12 July - Global Forum on Environment: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, Montreal, Canada


    The Forum, organised as a series of three side-events, is taking place within the margins of the second meeting of the SubsidiaryBody on Implementation under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD SBI-2). It will discuss and examine the opportunities and challenges with regard to biodiversity mainstreaming in national economic and development policy and across different sectors (e.g., agriculture, forestry, fi sheries, energy and mining).

  • Report: 10 July - Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development


    This report examines how biodiversity is being mainstreamed in four key areas: 1) at the national level; 2) in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors; 3) in development co-operation; 4) in monitoring and evaluation efforts.

Workshop on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Agriculture

Cows grazing near conifer forest in mountains. Lovely rural landscape in Summer - Biodiversity Workshop 25 October 2017:

The OECD Workshop on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Agriculture: Towards Coherent Approaches, held on 25 October 2017 at the OECD Paris, examined how to consider, in a coherent manner, two environmental challenges - biodiversity loss and climate change and the inter-relationships with agricultural productivity.

Drawing on insights from a range of OECD countries, the aim was to share experiences, challenges and good practice insights to improve alignment and effectiveness of policies across these three areas.

Mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral policies

Excerpts from the mainstreaming section in "biodiversity chapters" of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews:



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Main programme on biodiversity and ecosystems