Green growth and sustainable development

Global Forum on Environment


The Global Forum on Environment* (GFENV) is a venue that brings together international experts from member and non-member economies to share experiences and explore common policy issues focusing principally on the environmental dimension of sustainable development and its linkages with economic and social policies. Issues to be addressed in the Global Forum on Environment are shaped based on the current work of the OECD Environment Programme, by focusing on one or two priority issues on the global environmental agenda each year.

(* formerly known as Global Forum on Sustainable Development)


  • Raise awareness and understanding of the environment dimension of sustainable development issues worldwide;
  • Facilitate information-sharing on environmental issues among policy makers, private sector actors and civil society representatives; and
  • Promote exchange of information and lessons learned among OECD and non-OECD countries

Dates and topics

29-31 May Global Forum on Environment: Plastics in a Circular Economy - Design of Sustainable Plastics from a Chemicals Perspective, Copenhagen
Dates tbc Global Forum on Environment: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Natural Capital in Development
September 2017 Global Forum on Environment, Climate Change Expert Group, OECD, Paris
March 2017 Global Forum on Environment, Climate Change Expert Group, OECD, Paris


  • Events prior to 2017


  • Environment-related policy makers, academics, industry representatives and other experts from OECD and non-OECD countries.



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