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Event Introductory Meeting on Clearing House Mechanism (CHM)

CHM Meeting

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Period 12/09/2013
Event location NEC Conference Hall, Thimphu National Environment Commission, Chhoedzong Lam, Thimphu
Host NEC
Contact person
+975 2 323385
Contributor Sujata Sunuwar
Geographical coverage Bhutan
Keywords CHM

The RGOB acceded to the Cartagena Protocal on Biosafety in Sept, 2002. The Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM) of the Convention on Biological Diversity has been established further to Article 18.3 of the Convention.

Further to decision X/15, its mission is to contribute significantly to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, through effective information services and other appropriate means in order to promote and facilitate scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange, and to establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners.

This mission is articulated around three major goals:

1.     1. The central clearing-house mechanism provides effective global information services to facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

2. 2. National clearing-house mechanisms provide effective information services to facilitate the implementation of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans.

3.      3. Partners significantly expand the clearing-house mechanism network and services.

Therefore, in order to update the information and use the CHM, there will be a need for input and interactions from various stakeholders. As such, the NEC is organizing an introductory meeting on 12th of September, 2013 at the NEC Conference hall to assist in enhancing the capabilities of the identified stakeholders to participate in the CHM, effectively. The meeting will provide participants with a clear understanding of the CHM and its objective and use.