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.
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.
“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.
The meeting will take place on Sunday 21st April 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
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.
Journée organisée le 28/03/2019, de 09h30 à 17h, à la Tour des Finances, 1000 Bruxelles.
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.
More information to follow.
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.
Latest news from the Secretariat of the CBD
- Opening statement by Ms. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Workshop on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, 28 January 2019
- Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the occasion of the Official Launch of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 28 January 2019
- It is with great regret and deepest sadness that we convey news of the untimely death of Dr Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Among his numerous achievements is the strengthened collaboration among the biodiversity-related conventions towards common objectives. His loss will be felt by each of them. He was an extraordinary advocate and champion for the environment, and a kind and wonderful human. His friends and colleagues at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity would like to express their deepest sympathy to his family and to all staff at the CMS Secretariat.