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This working paper highlights the importance of environmental management and governance in the energy sector and presents environmental goals, requirements, entry points, and strategies/approaches to capacity development for the environment (CDE) in this sector.
Biodiversity provides critical ecosystem services for our economy, society and human wellbeing – bees to fertilize crops, plants that provide medicines, and forests that clean air and regulate our climate...
This book identifies good practice in the design and implementation of PES programmes to enhance their environmental and cost effectiveness.
Climate change and over-use of water will mean that nearly one in every two people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030. Households, industry and agriculture will increasingly compete for water, leaving little to sustain ecosystems.
The OECD convened an expert workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services on 25th March 2010. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) translate external non-market values of the environment into tangible financial incentives, creating a link .
This publication compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries.
This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services.
In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.
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Background note 1: Financing Water Resources Management
This working paper examines how biodiversity co-benefits in REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) can be enhanced, both at the design and implementation level.