Environment Directorate

Focus

  • OECD at the CBD COP13

    Participation of the OECD at the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) on Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being on 2-17 December 2016, in Cancun, Mexico. Find out more about the OECD work on mainstreaming biodiversity.

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  • Biodiversity Offsets

    This report examines the key design and implementation features that need to be considered to ensure that biodiversity offset programmes are environmentally effective, economically efficient, and distributionally equitable. In this report, insights and lessons learned are drawn from more that 40 case studies from around the world, with an additional 3 in-depth country case studies from the United States, Germany and Mexico.

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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.

VIDEO - THE BATTLE FOR BIODIVERSITY

We are destroying the natural resources, wildlife and habitats that we depend upon for survival at a devastating pace.

Governments need to do more to conserve biodiversity by reducing harmful farm and fossil fuel support and using mechanisms like biodiversity offsets and taxes on activities that harm nature.

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