Environment and development

OECD Workshop on Biodiversity and Development - Mainstreaming and Managing for Results

 

This workshop, jointly convened by the Environment and the Development Co-operation Directorates, held on 18 February 2015, at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, brought together over 85 representatives from the biodiversity and development co-operation communities to share experience and insights on the key opportunities and challenges to mainstreaming biodiversity into development policies and planning and into development co-operation.

DOCUMENTS

Agenda

Session 1: Mainstreaming biodiversity into development strategies, policies, plans and budgets

Session 2: Approaches and partnerships to mainstream biodiversity at sector and local levels

Session 3: Managing for results - examining the effectiveness of mainstreaming initiatives in partner countries

Co-chairs' summary

List of participants

 

opening session

This session set the stage for the day's discussions by providing an overview of how biodiversity, poverty reduction and development are linked, and why development co-operation needs to address biodiversity.

Markus Lehmann, Secretariat of the Convention
on Biological Diversity

Anna Drutschinin and Juan Casado-Asensio,
OECD Secretariat

Vice Minister Patricia Madrigal Cordero, Ministry of Environment and Energy,
Republic of Costa Rica

 

Session 1: Mainstreaming biodiversity into development strategies, policies, plans and budgets

This session focused on experiences from countries in mainstreaming biodiversity into development objectives at national level, including how to manage trade-offs. It also explored good practices on how development co-operation agencies have been supporting developing countries in this process and mainstreaming biodiversity into their own activities.

Sofía Panchi, Ministry of Environment, Ecuador

Antti Inkinen, Counsellor - Head of Development
Cooperation, Embassy of Finland, Bangkok

Laure Ledoux (DG ENV) & Arnold Jacques-de-Dixmude (DG DEVCO), European Commission

Session 2: Approaches and partnerships to mainstream biodiversity at sector and local levels

This session examined approaches to mainstreaming biodiversity into development at the sector and local levels, including examples of partnerships. Approaches to identify, assess and manage synergies and trade-offs when mainstreaming biodiversity into key development areas were also discussed.

Christina van Winkle, OECD Secretariat

Jeffery Manuel, South African National Biodiversity Institute

Kim Thi Thuy Ngoc, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Session 3: Managing for results - examining the effectiveness of biodiversity and development mainstreaming initiatives in partner developing countries

This session examined how developing countries identify priorities and funding gaps for biodiversity, ecosystem services and development. It also considered how development co-operation agencies work with partner countries to agree on measurable objectives and then work together to ensure that their activities achieve these results. This session provided examples of managing for results through ex-ante and ex-post assessments, real-time evaluations, and other means to build evidence of impacts. 

Gabriela Blatter, Federal Office of the Environment, Switzerland

Angella Rwabutomize, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda

Ida Hellmark, NORAD, Norway

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