To contribute significantly to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, through effective information services and other appropriate means in order to promote and facilitate scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange, and to establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners.
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1 – The central clearing-house mechanism provides effective global information services to facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
1.1. The CBD Secretariat has the capacity to sustain an effective central clearing-house mechanism.
1.2. A high-quality CBD website is available in all United Nations languages.
1.3. Effective information exchange services are fully operational.
1.4. The CBD Secretariat facilitates the development of a network of experts and practitioners among Parties and partners.
1.5. Guidance is available for Parties and partners to exchange information through the clearing-house mechanism network.
Goal 2 – National clearing-house mechanisms provide effective information services to facilitate the implementation of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans.
2.1. All Parties have the capacity to sustain effective national clearing-house mechanisms.
2.2. High-quality national clearing-house mechanism websites are available.
2.3. National information is exchanged through the clearing-house mechanism network.
2.4. Parties collaborate and share knowledge through the clearing-house mechanism network.
2.5. Partners and the CBD Secretariat have contributed to the development of national clearing-house mechanisms.
Goal 3 – Partners significantly expand the clearing-house mechanism network and services.
3.1. Partners can sustain their participation in the clearing-house mechanism.
3.2. High-quality regional and thematic clearing-house mechanism websites are available.
3.3. Partner information is exchanged through the clearing-house mechanism network.
3.4. Partners collaborate and share knowledge through the clearing-house mechanism network.