This site uses cookies in order to function as expected. By continuing, you are agreeing to our cookie policy.
Agree and close

  • header_autumnSwan
  • header_coreanChipmunk
  • header_springBirdie
  • header_springBlossom
  • header_springCherrytree
  • header_springMuscari

« May 2019 »
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31



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)

SYMPOSIUM: SEA LEVEL RISE IN THE FLEMISH-DUTCH DELTA

In the framework of their collaboration agreement, Ghent University (UGent) and Campus Zeeland would like to invite you to the symposium “Sea Level Rise in the Flemish-Dutch Delta”, together with their partners Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ).

25/06/2019 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 Pre-annoucement: Annual ALTIUS Agrifood Law Seminar

9th edition of the Agrifood Law Seminar by Altius.

14/06/2019 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 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

What should the post 2020 European biodiversity strategy look like? How will research contribute to this strategy and help to define its goals?

The 2019 biennial conference hosted by ALTER-Net and EKLIPSE will explore these very questions. With the central theme of the post 2020 European biodiversity targets and the potential contributions of scientific research, we will take a proactive role in the consideration and shaping of this critical strategy.

17/06/2019
logo CBD logo NFP Belgium logo RBINS