Budgeting for Sustainable Development – GFPN – University of Oxford COP26 side-event
How can fiscal policy support socio-economic development, and the environment? Join H.E. Minister Lee White of Gabon to explore new practical methods for understanding potential policy impacts during budget planning.
Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage Irish farmers to cut back on nature
Irish farmers continue to see annual payments penalised for maintaining biodiversity hotspots despite concerns raised by the State over the climate and biodiversity crises.
EU parliament committee approves farm subsidy reforms
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee approved a deal to overhaul the European Union’s huge farming subsidies, including new measures aimed at making agriculture greener.
Biodiversity, Natural Capital and the Economy: A Policy Guide for Finance, Economic and Environment Ministers (OECD)
This report provides the latest findings and policy guidance for G7 and other countries in four key areas: measuring and mainstreaming biodiversity; aligning budgetary and fiscal policy with biodiversity; embedding biodiversity in the financial sector; and improving biodiversity outcomes linked to international trade.
A multi-billion-dollar opportunity – Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems (UNEP, FAO, UNDP)
Public support mechanisms for agriculture in many cases hinder the transformation towards healthier, more sustainable, equitable, and efficient food systems, thus actively steering us away from meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and targets of the Paris Agreement.
Repurposing Agricultural Subsidies to Restore Degraded Farmland and Grow Rural Prosperity (WRI)
This report highlights why governments should reinvest underperforming public agricultural subsidies in land restoration.
Review of approaches to tracking climate expenditure (Institute for European Environmental Policy)
This report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy provides an analytical review of existing practices to track climate-related expenditure, identifying a range of areas where current tracking systems differ in their practical application and the possible reasons for those differences.
Halve Humanity’s Footprint On Nature To Safeguard Our Future (WWF)
Humanity is leaving a large imprint on the world we all live in. This is what we call our footprint on nature. In the last decades, we have been using
Biodiversity and the economic response to COVID-19: Ensuring a green and resilient recovery (OECD)
This Policy Brief focuses on the vital role of biodiversity for human life and the importance of integrating biodiversity considerations into the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.