Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

Focus

  • Event: Closing the financing gap for water: Role of blended finance

    4-5 October 2018, Germany - Organised jointly by the OECD and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This conference aims to discuss effective and innovative applications of blended finance, defined by OECD as the strategic use of development finance for the mobilisation of additional finance towards sustainable development in developing countries, in the water sector.

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  • Report: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

    The need to mainstream biodiversity into economic growth and development is recognised and is embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on experiences and insights from 16 megadiverse countries, this report examines how biodiversity is being mainstreamed in four key areas: 1) at the national level; 2) in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors; 3) in development co-operation; 4) in monitoring and evaluation efforts.

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  • Report: Marine Protected Areas

    Intense exploitation of our oceans and seas is degrading marine biodiversity and ecosystems at an alarming rate. This report presents good practice insights for effectively managing marine protected areas (MPAs), one of the policy instruments available for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and ecosystems.

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OECD work on biodiversity, water and natural resources management focuses on policy analysis to help ensure more environmentally effective, cost-efficient and equitable outcomes.

Key areas of work

 

MISSED THE green talks on FINANCING WATER: INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH? WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING

On 9 April 2018, Haje Schütte of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, Xavier Leflaive and Kathleen Dominique of the OECD Environment Directorate, and Esther Delbourg, Head of Responsible Insurance at AXA, discussed the challenges of financing water, innovative solutions and ways forward to accelerate action. The presentation drew on emerging messages from The Roundtable on Financing Water.



What policies and financing approaches can help to unlock investment and mobilise additional sources of capital? How to ensure that financing flows to investments that contribute most to water security and sustainable growth?

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require a historic scaling up of investment in water. The benefits from strategic investment in water security could exceed hundreds of billions of dollars annually by delivering valuable water services and reducing risks of flood and drought. To date, a strong economic case for water-related investment has failed to translate into a compelling financing case at scale globally.

 

 

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