The OECD is launching a review of what countries have been doing over the last 10 years with respect to their capacity to combat IUU fishing. This analysis will update previous OECD work on key determinants of IUU fishing and collect data on the current regulatory and institutional situation in OECD countries and beyond. The project aims to provide policy makers with a better understanding of the remaining policy gaps and regulatory loopholes and help identify the tools that some countries could strengthen or introduce to bridge these gaps. Greater transparency on existing procedures and legal...[more]
Participating countries provide information annually on their policies that provide support to the fisheries sector. This information is compiled and classified in a database that allows for tracking the scale and composition of support over time. Such a database is a necessary element of SDG 14.6, as it allows for measuring progress towards the goal of eliminating subsidies that contribute to overcapacity, overfishing or IUU fishing by 2020.
Equal pay for women and men for work of equal value is central to realizing gender equality and women's economic empowerment, reducing poverty and is beneficial to promote economic growth. EPIC aims to accelerate progress towards SDG target 8.5 by leveraging expertise across a diverse range of stakeholders through concrete actions on the ground and in workplaces.
This commitment will support the efforts of Small island Developing States (SIDS) to develop their economies through the sustainable use of their vast oceans resources. Having often limited domestic revenues and high debt which limits their access to additional loans, SIDS critically rely on concessional finance. Current OECD work on SIDS financing will quantify overall concessional flows to SIDS and explore financing approaches and mechanisms through with the international community can enhance the effective use of resources, catalyse new flows, and stimulate a more coordinated response...[more]
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation is a multi-stakeholder platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors, to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work of the Global Partnership is based on four principles of effective development co-operation including country ownership, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability. These principles were agreed in 2011 by more than 160 countries and 50+ organisations in the Busan...[more]
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is acc...[more]
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is an organizational network of tourism stakeholders of the public and private sectors, non-profits, UN agencies and programmes, international organizations and academic institutions. Partner organizations share the common vision and understanding of the goal of "sustainable tourism" and collaborate internationally, regionally or nationally to transform tourism globally. The mission is to transform the way tourism is done worldwide by building partnerships to support the implementation of sustainable tourism practices at destinations through adop...[more]
The GGKP is a global partnership of international organisations, research institutes, think tanks, and experts focused on promoting a green economy transition by:1. Identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research; and 2. Using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share and utilise green growth policy analysis, guidance, lessons learned and data.
The OECD work programme on biodiversity, land use and ecosystems (BLUE) aims to support OECD and non-OECD countries by providing policy analysis to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity (terrestrial and marine). Recent OECD work relevant to marine biodiversity includes "Marine Protected Areas: Economics, Management and Effective Policy Mixes". Work currently underway is focusing on evaluating the impact of biodiversity policies (terrestrial and marine) in terms of outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of these interventions.
The initiative aims to: Provide a forum for exchange of knowledge and expertise among governments, international organisations, civil society, think-tanks, the private sector, and other stakeholders on the policy implications of SDG implementation. Help governments and stakeholders to strengthen their capacities for analysing policy coherence challenges, and adapting institutional mechanisms, policy-making processes, and policy coherence monitoring and reporting systems to the needs and vision of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs; and Support national efforts for reporting progress on SDG Target 17...[more]
The Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP) is an informal network of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, UN organisations and international NGOs. The PEP seeks to integrate poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and climate resilience in global, national and local development agendas. With agreement to the SDGs , the PEP is launching a ‘getting to zero’ call to action—a unifying vision for the SDGs of reaching zero extreme poverty, zero net greenhouse gas emissions, and zero net loss of natural assets. This will be the cornerstone of PEP’s future strategy and comm...[more]
The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) leads an original programme of work on the Ocean Economy and Innovation with the objective to provide decision-makers with an improved toolbox to foster innovation for harnessing the ocean economys potential in a responsible and sustainable way. It builds on the findings from a major OECD project on The Future of the Ocean Economy: Exploring the prospects for emerging ocean industries to 2030. This two-year activity (2017-18) led by the OECD Secretariat and supported by a dozen countries, includes a series of expert workshops, r...[more]
Objective: Provide data and information via the OECD PINE database, on a range of policy instruments with relevance to the environment and natural resource management. This includes ocean- and marine-related policy instruments such as fishing fees and individual transferable quotas, entrance fees to protected areas, subsidies to promote biodiversity. The OECD PINE database contains detailed information on over 3000 policy instruments classified in five categories: environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permits, deposit-refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies a...[more]