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Bosnia and Herzegovina awarded for newly established national CHM

Among various events on the 13th conference of parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD COP13), held in Cancun, Mexico, competing with all 195 members of the Convention Bosnia and Herzegovina received an award for the best newly established Clearing-House Mechanism, by the decision of the special jury formed by the Secretariat of the UNCBD... Read more

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This portal is part of the global information exchange network established by the Convention on Biodiversity (Clearing House Mechanism - CHM). Its purpose is to provide comprehensive information on biodiversity through effective information services and to facilitate technical and scientific cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange. The CHM portal provides information on the implementation of the Convention in Bosnia and Herzegovina and brings up-to-date information on events, conferences and other related issues. It contains national biodiversity-related information that is required to assist policy makers and stakeholders to meet the obligations defined by the Convention and to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity.
What is the Clearing - House Mechanism (CHM)?
The term "clearing - house" includes any agency that brings together seekers and providers of goods, services or information, thus matching demand with supply. In terms of the implementation of the Convention on Biodiversity, the Clearing - House Mechanism aims to:
  • Contribute significantly to the implementation of the CBD and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 through effective information services and other appropriate means
  • Promote and facilitate technical and scientific cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange
  • Establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners
National Clearing - House Mechanism (or National CHM) is a website that provides relevant information on the Convention on Biological Diversity in a particular country.
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Third meeting (December, 2013) Teslić, BiH
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