Political monitoring

The political monitoring by the Belgian National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity is carried out on a periodic basis, with the goal of informing about political processes related to biodiversity in Belgium and the EU: the Chamber, the Senate, the Walloon Parliament, the Parliament of the Walloon-Brussels federation, the Flemish Parliament, the Brussels Parliament and the EU Parliament. An overview of topics discussed in the two most recent monitorings is provided below, together with pdf versions of the monitoring documents that include links to reports of the discussions. Pdf copies of older political monitorings can be found under the files list on the right.

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Monitoring - 26th of January 2023

 
 
- The after COP15

 
 What are the outcomes of COP15? 

 
After two weeks of negotiation and years of preparatory work, 196 nations adopted a package, the Kunming – Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. The package includes a list of goals and targets that address direct drivers of biodiversity loss and decisions on the review of implementation, resource mobilization, digital sequence information, and capacity building and technology transfer. This historic deal aims to be a roadmap to protect and restore nature for current and future generations.
 

Some key components of the global biodiversity framework:
  • Restore 30% of degraded ecosystems globally on land and sea by 2030.
  • Conserve and manage 30% of areas (terrestrial, inland water, and coastal and marine) by 2030.
  • Stop the extinction of known species, and by 2050 reduce tenfold the extinction risk and rate of all species.
  • Reduce risk from pesticides by at least 50% by 2030.
  • Reduce pollution risks and negative impacts of pollution from all sources by 2030 to levels that are not harmful to biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
  • Reduce global footprint of consumption by 2030, including through significantly reducing overconsumption and waste generation and halving food waste
  • Sustainably manage areas under agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, and forestry and substantially increase agroecology and other biodiversity-friendly practices.
  • Tackle climate change through nature-based solutions.
  • Reduce the rate of introduction and establishment of invasive alien species by at least 50% by 2030.
  • Secure the safe, legal and sustainable use and trade of wild species by 2030
 
If you want to know more about the outcomes: here

 

 

La Chambre / De Kamer 

 

 17/01/2023 | Commission de l'Environnement | Page 11

  • Questions jointe à Zakia Khattabi sur "Le résultat de la COP15 pour la biodiversité et sa transposition dans la politique belge"
  • Samengevoegde vragen aan Zakia Khattabi over "De uitkomst van de COP15 voor de biodiversiteit en de vertaalslag naar Belgisch beleid"

   

 17/01/2023 | Commission de l'Environnement |
 Page 9

  • Question de de Greet Daems à Zakia Khattabi sur "Le résultat de la COP27 et la nécessité d'un plan d'abandon progressif des combustibles fossiles"
  • Vraag van Greet Daems aan Zakia Khattabi over "De uitkomst van de COP27 en de noodzaak van een uitfaseringsplan voor fossiele brandstoffen"

 

Parlement de Wallonie 

 

20/12/2022 | Séance Plénière | Page 14
Questions jointes à Mme Tellier

  • de M. Janssen sur « l'ajustement des objectifs de la Wallonie suite à la COP15 »
  • de Mme Kelleter sur « la position défendue par Mme la ministre à la COP15 »
  • de M. Witsel sur « la COP15 et les engagements futurs en matière de biodiversité »

 

Vlaams parlement

 

21/12/2022 | Plenaire vergadering | here

  • Vraag van  Gwenny De Vroe aan Zuhal Demir over "de conclusies van de COP15 biodiversiteit op in Montreal voor het beleid in Vlaanderen"