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Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

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  • Report: Towards Sustainable Land Use: Aligning Biodiversity, Climate and Food Policies

    18 February- This report examines challenges for aligning land-use policy with climate, biodiversity and food objectives, and the opportunities to enhance the sustainability of land use systems.

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  • Report: Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater

    13 November- This report calls for a better understanding of the effects of pharmaceutical residues in the environment, greater international collaboration and accountability distribution, and policy actions to prevent and remedy emerging concerns.

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  • June 2019 - To support government efforts to transition to a more sustainable ocean economy, the OECD is mobilising expertise across multiple policy fronts, covering environmental, economic, financial and social dimensions.

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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

 

webinar: POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK

When: Thursday 9 May - Missed the webinar? Watch the video recording

Subject: The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Enhancing measurability to track progress at global and national level

Human pressures are undermining the biodiversity that underpins all life on land and below water. Ecosystem services delivered by biodiversity, such as crop pollination, water purification, flood protection and carbon sequestration, are vital to human well-being. Despite these benefits, global biodiversity is on the decline.

The post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be agreed upon at CBD COP15 in Kunming, China in 2020, presents a crucial opportunity to put in place more specific and measurable targets and to catalyse action to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.

Katia Karousakis of the Environment Directorate discussed on-going OECD work on post-2020 targets, indicators and the measurability implications at global and national level, including key messages from a recent OECD international expert workshop.

 

  

 

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