RBINS selected to host a regional technical and scientific cooperation support centre

The Support Centers will facilitate and support the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

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RBINS has been recognised as in important hub with regards to scientific cooperation and technology & knowledge transfer. This international recognition was received with great pride and satisfaction by CEBioS and the Belgian National Focal Point to the CBD, whose members were part of the Belgian Presidency Delegation to SBSTTA 26 (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice) and Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 4).

At the fourth meeting of SBI 4 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Parties selected 18 regional organizations spanning the globe in a multilateral push to bolster the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, also known as the Biodiversity Plan, through science, technology and innovation:

  • Africa: The Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), the Ecological Monitoring Center (CSE), the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS), and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
  • Americas: The Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD).
  • Asia: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB); IUCN Asia Regional Office; IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA); Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES); Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).
  • Europe: European Commission – Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC); IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation; IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO); Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS).
  • Oceania: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

More information can be found on the CBD website: