Structures for CBD implementation in the Flemish Region
All the services of the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community are concentrated in one ministry, which consists of several departments, divided into administrations and sections.
The tasks and competences of the Flemish Region and the Flemish Community are divided into 13 policy areas, including ones for environment and nature conservation, agriculture, town and country planning, and education and training.
The current organisation of the Flemish structures relative to environmental issues is illustrated in the figure below:
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is followed-up and implemented by the Agency for Nature and Forests (ANB) and the Department for Environment, Nature and Energy. The LNE department plays a central role by ensuring the coordination for the preparation and reporting of the Flemish environmental policy and for the management and the follow up of the policy implementation.