Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

Focus

  • Recommendation on Water

    On 13 December 2016, the OECD Council adopted a Recommendation on Water. The OECD has been providing policy guidance on water to OECD members and non-OECD member countries since the early 1970s, covering a wide range of issues including water quantity and quality management, the management of water-related risks, governance, and pricing and financing water services and infrastructure.

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  • Biodiversity Offsets - Effective Design and Implementation

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

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.

Biodiversity  Water 
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Examining how to better conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems, today and for future generations.

Biodiversity

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Identifying the priority areas where governments need to focus their water reform efforts.

 Water

Fisheries  Forests    Sustainable agriculture 
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Providing policy analysis of pressing global issues in fisheries, aquaculture, and sustainable fisheries management.


Fisheries

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Assessing incentives and policy approaches to achieve maximum benefits to society.


Forests

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Promoting the use of principles of ecology which take into account the relationships between organisms and their environment.

Sustainable agriculture

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