Belgium

Belgium

The Belgium CBD National Focal Point issued a press release entitled “Biodiversity and Climate Change: The Same Fight!” as part of their celebrations for the International Day for Biological Diversity. This press release outlined several major events and celebrations that took place throughout the country. To see press release click here (in French)

On the morning of the 22 May, the Belgium National Focal Point organized, in collaboration with the Federal Departments of Environment and Science, a “Belgium Day of Biodiversity,” that took place at the Museum of Natural Sciences. The day began with a presentation on the conclusions from the conference, “Biodiversity and Climate Change,” organized by the Belgian Biodiversity Research Platform on 21 May. As well, Belgium’s National Biodiversity Strategy (in French) 2006-2016 was officially launched. The federal and regional Ministers of Environment addressed the conference. To see conference program click here (in French)

Sebastian Winkler, head of the “2010 Countdown,” presented the current status of this initiative. Children and class winners of the contest, “The Wake-up for Biodiversity,” received their prizes later that day. Lastly, the Director of the Museum launched the national campaign, “I Give Life to My Planet!”
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