Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

Focus

  • Marine Protected Areas

    Intense exploitation of our oceans and seas is degrading marine biodiversity and ecosystems at an alarming rate. This report "Marine Protected Areas: Economics, Management and Effective Policy Mixes" 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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  • Tackling the diffuse water pollution challenge

    OECD countries have struggled to adequately address diffuse water pollution. It is much easier to regulate point source industrial and municipal polluters than engage with a large number of farmers and other land-users where variable factors like climate, soil and politics come into play. But, as the report points out, the cumulative effects of diffuse water pollution can be devastating for human well-being and ecosystem health. The report presents a risk-based policy framework to tackle this challenge.

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  • Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development, at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York on 24 April 2017.

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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.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - 5 JUNE 2017

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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