Guinea Bissau rewarded with bronze prize at COP 14 for implementing CHM

As a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Guinea-Bissau set up at the country level in 2014 the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM), provided for under the CBD to promote cooperation among countries involved in the implementation of the Convention. The main responsibilities of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity include ensuring compliance with actions to be taken as part of the implementation of the CHM and all obligations related to the sustainable management of biodiversity and protected areas.

At the fourteenth session of the Conference of Parties (COP 14), which took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 17th to 29th November 2018, Guinea-Bissau was rewarded with a bronze prize for implementing the Clearing-House Mechanism. The CBD is an instrument aimed at facilitating and streamlining the exchange of information among several partners in order to foster technical and scientific cooperation towards the fulfilment of the Convention.