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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international agreement established by the United Nations. Its aim is to preserve biological diversity around the world. Belgium became a CBD member during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992.

The CBD has three main objectives: to conserve biodiversity, to enhance its sustainable use and to ensure an equitable sharing of benefits linked to the exploitation of genetic resources.

The Convention puts much emphasis on the exchange of information and the cooperation between countries. To help these processes, the CBD has set up an international network of partners called the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM). This website contributes to the CHM network by illustrating what Belgium is doing in the framework of the CBD.

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Des plantes comme outil de dépollution des eaux et du sol en zone urbaine - Phytoremédiation, entre eau, sol et savoirs partagés ?

Rencontre organisée dans le cadre de la recherche-action participative Brusseau,.


25/04/2019 Belgian One Health Network - Launching Event (Save the Date)

One Health aims to integrate a variety of expertise, including fields concerned with human and animal health, environment, nature, biodiversity, social and economic sciences, and anthropology.

One Health is gaining increased attention, recognition, conceptualizations and challenges, both in the realm of science, policy and society. The aim of the One Health Belgium network is to support collaboration, capacity building and communication among Belgian actors

05/11/2019 Komt duurzame ontwikkeling eindelijk in het hart van de Belgische politiek?

Eigenlijk zou het richtinggevend moeten zijn voor al het overheidsbeleid gericht op meer duurzaamheid. Nochtans blijft duurzame ontwikkeling in ons land in de marge steken. Wat zou er moeten gebeuren opdat duurzame ontwikkeling een meer centrale plaats gaat innemen in de Belgische politiek? Welke nieuwe initiatieven zouden van duurzame ontwikkeling het kader kunnen maken van een meer geïntegreerd en effectief beleid?

24/04/2019 Pre-annoucement: Annual ALTIUS Agrifood Law Seminar

9th edition of the Agrifood Law Seminar by Altius.

14/06/2019 Anniversaire de Natura 2000 - 19 mai 2019 - Han-sur-Lesse

À l’occasion de l’anniversaire de Natura 2000 en mai prochain, le Service Public de Wallonie, organise un événement festif à l’intention du grand public. Avec le réseau Natura 2000 comme trame de fond, le but est de sensibiliser un large public familial aux nombreuses actions menées pour la nature en Belgique, mettant en outre en valeur les personnes qui œuvrent pour elle.

19/05/2019 Resistance is in the air: International interdisciplinary symposium

“Resistance is in the air” is an international research symposium aiming to provide a platform for scholarly dialogue and interdisciplinary exchange, among scholars but also with citizens and activists. It will take place on 25-26 April 2019 in Brussels.

25/04/2019 Lectures on atmosphere, ocean and climate in the 21st century

The Royal Academy for Sciences of Belgium organize evening lectures on ‘Atmosphere, ocean and climate in the 21st century’ on 2 and 9 October 2019. These conferences will take place in the Palais provincial de Namur and will be held in French.

02/10/2019 DSI info day: how will ‘digital sequence information’ (DSI) be addressed under the Convention on Biological Diversity? will we share the benefits on a world-wide scale?

Through the joint effort of ANB (Flanders Agency Nature & Forests), The Belgian Biodiversity Platform, EWI (Flanders Department Economy, Science and Innovation), RBINS (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) and VLIR (Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad) an Info Day on Digital Sequence Information (DSI) in the context of the Convention on Biodiversity will be held on Thursday 9 May 2019.

09/05/2019 Stakeholder Consultation on the Final Evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Less than two years remain until the end of 2020 - the deadline to deliver on the biodiversity targets set by the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020. Yet, recent reports indicate that humanity is not on track to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services (See reports of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)).

Biodiversity is essential for human wellbeing, the economy, as well as for our society’s capacity to address climate change and to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The EU and its Member States are taking stock of efforts and achievements in their 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Debates are also gaining momentum on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, as part of the process launched at the 14th UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties to the CBD in November 2018.

24/05/2019 Conference on “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”: A common agenda to 2020 and beyond

Less than two years remain until the end of 2020 - the deadline to deliver on the biodiversity targets set by the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020. Yet, recent reports indicate that humanity is not on track to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services (See reports of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)).

Biodiversity is essential for human wellbeing, the economy, as well as for our society’s capacity to address climate change and to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The EU and its Member States are taking stock of efforts and achievements in their 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Debates are also gaining momentum on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, as part of the process launched at the 14th UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties to the CBD in November 2018.

23/05/2019 The EU Biodiversity Strategy beyond 2020

ALTER-NET and EKLIPSE annouce a three day conference to engage with the post 2020 biodiversity strategy and explore the potential contribution by scientific research.

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