Environment Directorate

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

7-8 November Global Forum on Environment: Working towards the elimination of mercury and reducing its harmful impacts on human health and the environment
13-14 September Global Forum on the Environment and Climate change
21-23 March Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change
13-15 September Virtual Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change
15-17 March Virtual Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change


  • Events prior to 2021


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



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