Policy & Implementation

The National Focal Point Biodiversity facilitates the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Belgium. We do that in several ways.


We coordinate the development and follow-up of the Belgian National Biodiversity Strategy, which contains strategic goals for the biodiversity-related policy by competent federal and federated entities of our country. We are also involved in the follow-up of the implementation of this strategy.


We ensure the exchange of information between the Convention’s Executive Secretary and secretariat, and the relevant Belgian federal and federated entities. The information we submit to the Convention’s secretariat is further used for the assessment of the status and evolution of global biodiversity through the Global Biodiversity Outlook.

Steering group

We chair the Steering Group Biodiversity Convention, in which representatives of federal and regional administrations as well as experts on specific issues participate. This body prepares international meetings and Belgian positions on subjects treated in these meetings.


WPIEI We further contribute to the development of European positions through participation in the Working Party on International Environmental Issues - biodiversity (WPIEI).

We stimulate technical and scientific cooperation related to biodiversity through collaboration with other countries on the Clearing House Mechanism as well as through the CEBioS programme.

Pollinators In parallel to this we chair and facilitate the work of the national working group on bees and other pollinators, which prepares measures to protect these crucial but threatened elements of biodiversity.