Global Forum on the Environment: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development


Date  10, 11, 12 July 2018    Location Icon Montreal, Canada (ICAO conference building)

The OECD Global Forum on the Environment: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development was organised as a series of three side-events, in collaboration with the European Commission, Mexico, Egypt, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It took place within the margins of the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD SBI-2).

Policy-makers, negotiators and experts shared experiences and insights on biodiversity mainstreaming at the national level and across key sectors and discussed lessons learned and next steps. The Forum provided a platform to share good practice insights from national governments and international organisations, among others


Part 1 - Tuesday 10 July 2018, 13:15, Room 3 - Mainstreaming biodiversity at the national level 

Part 2 - Wednesday 11 July 2018, 13:15, Room D - Mainstreaming biodiversity in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism sector

  • Mexico, Hesiquio Benitez, General Director of International Cooperation and Implementation, CONABIO
  • Uganda, Aggrey Rwetsiba, Senior Manager for Ecological Monitoring and Research, Uganda Wildlife Authority
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sectors, Katia Karousakis, Biodiversity Team Leader, Environment Directorate
  • FAO, Dan Leskien, Senior Liaison Officer, CGRFA

Moderated by Simon Buckle, Head of Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, OECD Environment Directorate.


Part 3 - Thursday 12 July 2018, 18:15, Room A - Mainstreaming biodiversity in the energy, mining, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors

  • Egypt, Moustafa Fouda, Minister Advisor for Biodiversity. Insights from the Cairo workshop and domestic mainstreaming efforts.
  • Mexico, Jimena Marván Santín, Head of Planning, Strategic Stakeholder Engagement and Process. Security, Energy and Environment Agency (ASEA), Mainstreaming biodiversity in the oil and gas sectors.
  • Germany, Matthias Krause, Deputy Head of Environment Division, Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Infrastructure & Manufacturing  Sectors:  Germany’s development cooperation perspective.
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Manufacturing Sectors, Nicolina Lamhauge, Development Co-operation Directorate 

Moderated by Katia Karousakis, Biodiversity Team Leader, OECD Environment Directorate.

Main report: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

This project was undertaken with the financial assistance of the European Commission  


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