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Biodiversity, water and natural resource management

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  • OECD Expert Workshop on The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

    This workshop on The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework: Targets, indicators and measurability implications at global and national level shared and exchanged views on the development of the post-2020 biodiversity framework with the aim to better understand the measurability implications, at global and national levels, of possible targets.

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  • Report: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Latin America

    December 2018 - This report provides an overview of methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments for biodiversity, covering impact evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis and other more commonly used approaches; and includes an inventory of biodiversity-relevant impact evaluation studies, across both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

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  • Report: Managing the Water-Energy-Land-Food Nexus in Korea

    November 2018 - This report assesses the key bottlenecks within the water-energy-land-food nexus in Korea, and proposes policy recommendations and governance arrangements to future-proof environmental integrity and enhance sustainable growth.

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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.

Key areas of work

 

MISSED THE green talks on FINANCING WATER: INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE GROWTH? WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING

On 9 April 2018, Haje Schütte of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, Xavier Leflaive and Kathleen Dominique of the OECD Environment Directorate, and Esther Delbourg, Head of Responsible Insurance at AXA, discussed the challenges of financing water, innovative solutions and ways forward to accelerate action. The presentation drew on emerging messages from The Roundtable on Financing Water.



What policies and financing approaches can help to unlock investment and mobilise additional sources of capital? How to ensure that financing flows to investments that contribute most to water security and sustainable growth?

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require a historic scaling up of investment in water. The benefits from strategic investment in water security could exceed hundreds of billions of dollars annually by delivering valuable water services and reducing risks of flood and drought. To date, a strong economic case for water-related investment has failed to translate into a compelling financing case at scale globally.

 

 

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