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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Latest news from the Secretariat of the CBD
- Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June 2018
- Statement by Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the CARICOM Workshop for the Development of a Regional Biodiversity Strategy for the Caribbean Community, Georgetown, Guyana, 14 June 2018
- No matter where we live, every other breath we take comes from the Ocean's breath - from the oxygen produced by its phytoplankton and its rich marine plant life.