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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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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 Annual Phasma meeting

The meeting will take place on Sunday 21st April 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

21/04/2019 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 Conférence du CFDD : Vers une mobilité plus efficace et durable

Journée organisée le 28/03/2019, de 09h30 à 17h, à la Tour des Finances, 1000 Bruxelles.

28/03/2019 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 Conference on “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”

More information to follow.

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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