Events on mainstreaming biodiversity

Trust in teamwork of bees linking two bee swarm partsThe OECD maintains an active programme of biodiversity-related events:

  • Participation in international conferences and workshops dedicated to biodiversity issues – where recent OECD work is shared and further discussed with government officials and biodiversity experts from all over the world.
  • Side-events and presentations in key international events, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (COP) – where policy messages from recent and on-going work are showcased.
  • The OECD convenes international workshops and expert meetings to help implement the OECD programme on biodiversity and ecosystems by bringing relevant stakeholders together from e.g. the private sector, academia, and other practitioners and experts to exchange information on a particular on-going OECD project.

Upcoming and recent events are listed below. More information about participation possibilities and outcomes can be obtained through the links provided. In addition, OECD experts are often called to make biodiversity-related presentations in international events, and to provide expert input to global or regional processes.


October OECD Workshop on Biodiversity, Climate-Change & Agriculture: Towards Coherent Approaches, OECD Paris



OECD at the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) on "Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being", December 2016, Cancun.

  1. OECD side event on Mainstreaming biodiversity and development. The event drew on preliminary messages from an on-going OECD project on Biodiversity and Development that examines mainstreaming efforts in a range of countries, at national and sectoral levels. Speakers shared experiences and insights on the key opportunities and challenges to mainstreaming biodiversity (Mexico, Ethiopia, EC and Germany).

  2. UNEP-WCMC, IIED and SCBD event on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development and the SDGs: sharing and developing workable solutionsOECD presentation on Monitoring and evaluating biodiversity mainstreaming.
November Watch the video recording: Green Talks Live on Moving Towards Mainstreaming Biodiversity
September OECD Environment Ministerial: Sessions on mainstreaming biodiversity across sectors and effective management of marine protected areas
May The OECD convened a side-event on Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development at the CBD SBI meeting in Montreal, Canada, on 4 May 2016. The event highlighted the main opportunities, challenges and lessons learned on mainstreaming biodiversity and development across national and sectoral policies in developing countries. OECD presentation on Biodiversity and Development: Mainstreaming and Managing for Results now online.


November The OECD participated in the CBD international expert workshop on Biodiversity Mainstreaming in Mexico and presented on the role of economic incentives and perverse subsidies in biodiversity mainstreaming.
February OECD Workshop on Biodiversity and Development - Mainstreaming and Managing for Results

This workshop, jointly convened by the Environment and the Development Co-operation Directorates, brought together over 85 representatives from the biodiversity and development co-operation communities to share experiences and insights on the key opportunities and challenges to mainstreaming biodiversity into development policies and planning and into development co-operation.