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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.

Upcoming events Syndication (XML)

How human activities cause biodiversity loss : Interactions and relative contributions of human activities; What do we know, what do we need to know ?

Relevance: This conference stems from the observation that the interactions between, and the relative contributions, of different types of human activities have unclear contributions on current and future biodiversity loss unclear for most researchers. This is largely due to the fact that very few publications compare the effects of these different activities in the same model, and since all these activities have been growing exponentially since 1850, they all correlate well with the quantifications of biodiversity loss.

24/10/2019 the biotalent project - innovative education, the best investment to increase engagement in science
30/07/2019 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 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
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