Biodiversity, water and natural resource management


  • OECD at the 7th World Water Forum

    The Forum on the theme of "Water for Our Future" took place from 12-17 April in Daegu and Geyeongbuk, Republic of Korea. The OECD Secretary-General chaired several high-level panels and the OECD actively participated through a series of events and the launch of four new reports.

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  • Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures.

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  • Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be improved to adjust to changing conditions. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.

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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.

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


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


                 Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity
OECD work on biodiversity      Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms
   and ecosystems                  for Biodiversity and ecosystems                                                                    

 Water and Innovation for Green                 OECD work on water 
Growth Policy Perspectives 2015

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


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


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

Sustainable agriculture