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.
Latest news from the Secretariat of the CBD
- Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2023
- International treaty on protecting biodiversity through the Biosafety Protocol will mark its twentieth anniversary this year
- Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the High-Level Segment, 15 December 2022