Ecosystems

Our Work on Monarch and Pollinator Conservation

The monarch butterfly's epic migration is emblematic of the trinational cooperation required to conserve, protect and enhance the North American environment.

For over two decades we have supported the conservation of the Monarch butterfly along its migratory route, by promoting community projects, developing action plans and supporting collaborative efforts in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Building on this model, we are supporting regional collaboration for pollinator conservation.

Tracking the progress made towards reducing industrial pollution to meet the UN SDG target 12.4

Countries are taking action against toxic chemicals emitted into air, water and land by industry. How can countries track progress made towards this target? The new OECD report looks at Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers data as a means to track toxic releases to monitor chemical pollution to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.4. This tracking system not only enhances transparency and accountability of industry but also measures progress towards SDG target 12.4.

The report shows that pollutants have decreased by 47% from 2008 to 2017. This decreasing trend is also found even if the release values are normalised by manufacturing GDP of the countries or if they are converted to the Toxicity Impact Scores.

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