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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…
Three questions to Laurence Drèze, Biodiversity Policy Officer at WWF Belgium 1. What are the main challenges and opportunities in your daily work? As biodiversity policy officer, I’m following the international, European and Walloon biodiversity files to advocate for WWF’s mission: act to stop the…
Belgian parliaments are discussing interesting topics ahead of CBD COP15: Plan Bee, COP17, Pesticides,... Have a look: here
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Three questions to Arnaud Goessens, Associate Director for EU Policy at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) 1. What are the main challenges and opportunities in your daily work? The biggest challenge is maintaining biodiversity high on the political agenda in the face of so many other competing…
Three questions to Lino Paoletti, UN Youth Delegate Biodiversity 1. What does being a UN youth delegate on biodiversity entails ? Being a UNYD on biodiversity forced me to dive into the world of other living beings. I am convinced that if you want to protect something, you have to understand it the…
Three questions to Kelly Hertenweg, FPS Public Health 1. Could you describe your role & work with regard to the preparation of COP15 within the BE delegation? I am involved in different manners; As the lead author for the agenda item on Cooperation with other conventions. I am part of the Core Group…
Three questions to Fanny Coppens, Scientist at Sciensano 1. What is biosafety? Under the CBD it is the safe handling and use of "living modified organisms" (LMOs), with a focus on the conservation of biological diversity. LMOs are organisms where the genetic material was modified through the use of…
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Three questions to Catherine Debruyne, Service Public de Wallonie (SPW) 1.What is the Global Biodiversity Framework post-2020? The framework must aim to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 and achieve recovery by 2050 It is a set of 4 goals (A-D) and about 21 targets GBF is divided into sections: Framing…
Monitoring - 18th of October 2022 PARLEMENT DE WALLONIE 1. 05/10/2022 | Séance Plénière | Page 20 Question de M. Florent à Mme Tellier, sur « la cohabitation avec les loups » 2. 05/10/2021 | Séance Plénière | Page 43 Projet de motion adopté sur « la nécessité pour la Belgique de réduire de 58% son…
The BBNJ treaty also known as the “Treaty of the High Seas”, is an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This new instrument is being developed within the framework of the United Convention on the Law of…