CHM Award

Introduction



In decision XII/2 B, paragraph 15, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity requests the Executive Secretary to propose, in collaboration with the informal advisory committee to the clearing-house mechanism (CHM-IAC), a process to grant, at the 13th, 14th, 15th meetings of the Conference of the Parties, subject to the availability of resources, an award to the Parties that have made the most significant progress in the establishment or further development of their national clearing-house mechanisms.

Best Practices

At its meeting in December of 2016 on the margins of COP13 in Mexico, the CHM-IAC requested the Secretariat to “analyze the information provided by Parties having responded to the questionnaires sent on the CHM award with a view to preparing case studies on national CHMs with some best practices, lessons learned or success stories, taking into account feedback from the jury”.

Based on the outcomes of the first CHM Awards process the following “best practices” have been prepared.

CHM Awards at COP 15

The CHM-Awards Ceremony has taken place on 18th December 2022 at Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Canada.

The award ceremony was presided over by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema.

CHM Award COP 15 Podium

CHM Award COP 15 trophies

CHM Award COP 15 general view of participation

CHM Award COP 15 youtube recording

The following Parties were granted a CHM Award at COP 15:

Existing CHM Category

New National CHM Category
  • 1st  France - Gold Award
  • 2nd - ex-aequo  Belgium - Silver Award
  • 2nd - ex-aequo  Bhutan - Silver Award
  • 2nd - ex-aequo  Burundi - Silver Award

Certificates of Achievement at COP 15

A Certificate of Achievement was presented to the following Parties at COP 15:

Existing National CHM Category

New National CHM Category


CHM Awards at COP 14

The following Parties were granted a CHM Award at COP 14:


Existing National CHM Category
  1.  Burundi - Gold Award
  2.  Colombia - Silver Award
  3.  Morocco - Bronze Award

New National CHM Category
  1.  Indonesia - Gold Award
  2.  Sri Lanka - Silver Award
  3.  Guinea-Bissau - Bronze Award

Certificates of Achievement at COP 14

A Certificate of Achievement was presented to the following Parties at COP 14:

Existing National CHM Category


CHM Awards at COP 13

The following Parties were granted a CHM Award at COP 13:

CHM Award Winners at COP 13
Existing National CHM Category
  1.  Mexico - Gold Award
  2.  Australia - Silver Award
  3.  Belgium - Bronze Award

New National CHM Category
  1.  Malaysia - Gold Award
  2.  Guatemala - Silver Award
  3.  Kenya - Bronze Award

Certificates of Achievement at COP 13

A Certificate of Achievement was presented to the following Parties at COP 13:

Existing National CHM Category

New National CHM Category

Process

CHM Award Trophies at COP 13 The process consisted of the following steps: