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Luxembourg - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Luxembourg, despite its small size and the fact that it is a landlocked country, stands out because of its geological and landscape diversity and species richness... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

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The development of Luxembourg from a predominantly rural economy to a stronghold of the European steel industry and, subsequently, a financial centre has been and still is the main driver of biodiversity loss... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The National Plan for Nature Protection or “Plan national pour la protection de la nature (PNPN)”, adopted in May 2007, covered the 2007-2011 period and contained 2 strategic objectives: to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010, particularly through the maintenance and re-establishment of a favourable conservation status for threatened species and habitats of interest at the national and Community levels; and to preserve and re-establish ecosystem services and processes at the national and landscape levels... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Some important achievements toward the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets can be reported. First of all, the network of protected areas in Luxembourg of national or Community interest comprises approximately 20% of the national territory... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation concerns is achieved in various sectors, notably in the field of rural development. The Programme Directeur d’Aménagement du Territoire (2003) serves as the main national planning document, focusing on coordinated action for the sustainable management of national economic growth through the implementation of sectoral plans... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

In terms of biodiversity monitoring, a cooperation agreement was signed in 2009 between the National Natural History Museum and the Gabriel Lippman Centre for Public Research, followed by the creation of a common research platform on biodiversity and conservation biology which assembles intellectual and material resources... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Claude Origer
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP
S.E. Le Ministre
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
CBD Primary NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

S.E. Le Ministre
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
BCH NFP

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