Environment Directorate


  • OECD at #COP22

    The UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) was held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. Check out the OECD's contributions and our programme of side events to the conference.

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  • Global Forum on Environment and Economic Growth

    This Forum, held on 24-25 October 2016, aimed to shed light on the links between environment and economic growth, and the toolkits to quantify these links; and provided a platform to explore how a well-managed natural environment can contribute to economic growth and how an effective and efficient regulatory system can best be designed.

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  • Centre on Green Finance and Investment

    The scale of the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy is enormous – it is the biggest structural adjustment ever proposed in the field of international governance. The OECD Centre will catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy through the development of effective policies, institutions and instruments for green finance and investment.

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

Green Talks: LIVE  |  Moving towards mainstreaming - OECD perspectives on biodiversity ahead of CBD COP13

Tuesday 29 November, 13h00 CEST

Global biodiversity is on the decline with a further 10% of terrestrial biodiversity projected to be lost by 2050. Pressures on marine ecosystems are also expected to increase.

At COP13 of the Convention on Biological Diversity countries will discuss how to mitigate these trends, with mainstreaming biodiversity as the key theme.

OECD expert Katia Karousakis explored the benefits of biodiversity and the need for more effective mainstreaming. Presentation now available.