Environment Directorate

Global Forum on Environment (GFENV)


The Global Forum on Environment* (GFENV) is a venue that brings together international experts from member and non member economies to share experiences and explore common policy issues focusing principally on the environmental dimension of sustainable development and its linkages with economic and social policies. Issues to be addressed in the Global Forum on Environment is shaped based on the current work of the OECD Environment Programme, by focusing on one or two priority issues on the global environmental agenda each year.

(* formerly known as Global Forum on Sustainable Development)


  • Raise awareness and understanding of the environment dimension of sustainable development issues worldwide;
  • Facilitate information-sharing on environmental issues among policy makers, private sector actors and civil society representatives; and
  • Promote exchange of information and lessons learned among OECD and non-OECD countries

Dates and topics

March 2015

Climate Change Expert Group Global Forum, OECD, Paris

September 2014

Climate Change Expert Group Global Forum, OECD, Paris

November 2014

Global Forum on Environment: New perspectives on the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

June 2014

Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Tokyo, Japan

March 2014

Climate Change Expert Group Global Forum, OECD, Paris

  • Events prior to 2014


Environment-related policy makers, academics, industry representatives and other experts from OECD and non-OECD countries.