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Guidance

Presentations

The following presentations provide general background and guidance on the clearing-house mechanism. They are primarily intended for CHM National Focal Points in charge of establishing, strengthening and sustaining national clearing-house mechanisms.

Roadmap

Each Party is different and there is no one-size-fit-all solution. Therefore the proposed guidance is expected to be adapted. There can be various valid approaches to meet the needs of a particular national situation.

Overall, the following roadmap is recommended for establishing and strengthening national CHMs

Level Situation Recommended Actions
0
No CHM NFP
  • Convince Party to nominate CHM NFP
1
CHM NFP not equipped
  • Find solutions to provide basic infrastructure & communication facilities
2
No national CHM website
  • Get tools & support to establish web presence
3
National CHM web presence
  • Enhance web content
  • Improve user experience
4


Good national CHM website


  • Expand information services
  • Establish interoperability mechanisms
  • Support other national CHMs

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme