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  • G7 report - Biodiversity: Finance and the Economic and Business Case for Action

    6 May 2019 - This report sets the economic and business case for urgent and ambitious action on biodiversity. It presents a preliminary assessment of current biodiversity-related finance flows, and discusses the key data and indicator gaps that need to be addressed to underpin effective monitoring of both the pressures on biodiversity and the actions (i.e. responses) being implemented.

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  • Report: Business Models for the Circular Economy

    April 2019 - This report presents a typology of 5 circular business models that could support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy: circular supply, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing, and product service system models.

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  • Report: Responding to Rising Seas - OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks

    March 2019 - This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge. There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures.

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We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.

recent 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

 

 

 

OECD WORK ON ENVIRONMENT 2017-18

This brochure details how our Organisation is helping governments face up to cross-cutting, systemic challenges with a more holistic approach that is increasingly joining the dots between environment, growth and equity:

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