Did you know... that biodiversity is projected to decline by a further 10% by 2050 without more ambitious policies to protect it?

Did you know... that biodiversity offsets mobilised between USD 2.4 and 4 billion in 2011?

Did you know... 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems have been degraded or are being used unsustainably.

Did you know... that biodiversity is projected to decline by a further 10% by 2050 without more ambitious policies to protect it?

Did you know... that biodiversity offsets mobilised between USD 2.4 and 4 billion in 2011?

Did you know... 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems have been degraded or are being used unsustainably.

Biodiversity – life on earth – and the ecosystems services that stem from it, provide invaluable benefits to human health, well-being and our economies. Yet global trends in biodiversity continue to decline. While the Convention on Biological Diversity has long recognised the importance of biodiversity and the need to conserve and sustainably use it, today two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals now explicitly focus on terrestrial and on marine ecosystems. The OECD provides analysis and good practice insights for biodiversity policy, to enhance its environmental effectiveness, economic efficiency and distributional equity.

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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.

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"Policies that encourage more sustainable consumption will be critical to mainstreaming biodiversity into the global web of our economies,"

Simon Upton, OECD Environment Director