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Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

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  • Event: OECD participation at the Stockholm World Water Week

    25-30 August - The OECD actively participated in the 2019 World Water Week on the theme “Water for society – Including all” through a series of events and by taking part in a number of workshops and seminars throughout the week.

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  • Report: Making Blended Finance Work for Water and Sanitation

    26 August - Blended finance can play an important role to strategically deploy development finance to crowd in commercial capital. This publication examines: what has worked so far in terms of experience with blended finance for water-related investments; and the potential to scale up blended finance approaches to apply to a broader range of investment types and contexts.

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  • Project: OECD work in support of a sustainable ocean

    June 2019 - To support government efforts to transition to a more sustainable ocean economy, the OECD is mobilising expertise across multiple policy fronts, covering environmental, economic, financial and social dimensions.

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OECD work on biodiversity, water and natural resources management focuses on policy analysis to help ensure more environmentally effective, cost-efficient and equitable outcomes.

Key areas of work

 

webinar: POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK

When: Thursday 9 May - Missed the webinar? Watch the video recording

Subject: The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Enhancing measurability to track progress at global and national level

Human pressures are undermining the biodiversity that underpins all life on land and below water. Ecosystem services delivered by biodiversity, such as crop pollination, water purification, flood protection and carbon sequestration, are vital to human well-being. Despite these benefits, global biodiversity is on the decline.

The post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be agreed upon at CBD COP15 in Kunming, China in 2020, presents a crucial opportunity to put in place more specific and measurable targets and to catalyse action to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.

Katia Karousakis of the Environment Directorate discussed on-going OECD work on post-2020 targets, indicators and the measurability implications at global and national level, including key messages from a recent OECD international expert workshop.

 

  

 

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