Second National Report of Belgium
to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Article 20 Financial resources


273. What is the relative priority afforded to implementation of this Article and the associated decisions by your country?
a) High
b) Medium X
c) Low

274. To what extent are the resources available adequate for meeting the obligations and recommendations made?
a) Good
b) Adequate
c) Limiting X
d) Severely limiting

275. Has your country provided financial support and incentives in respect of those national activities which are intended to achieve the objectives of the Convention (20(1))?
a) no
b) yes - incentives only
c) yes - financial support only
d) yes - financial support and incentives X

If a developed country Party -

276. Has your country provided new and additional financial resources to enable developing country Parties to meet the agreed incremental costs to them of implementing measures which fulfil the obligations of the Convention, as agreed between you and the interim financial mechanism (20(2))?
a) no
b) yes X

If a developing country Party or Party with economy in transition -

277. Has your country received new and additional financial resources to enable you to meet the agreed full incremental costs of implementing measures which fulfil the obligations of the Convention (20(2))?
a) no
b) yes

If a developed country Party -

278. Has your country provided financial resources related to implementation of the Convention through bilateral, regional and other multilateral channels (20(3))? If a developing country Party or Party with economy in transition -279. Has your country used financial resources related to implementation of the Convention from bilateral, regional and other multilateral channels (20(3))?
a) no
b) yes X

Decision III/6. Additional financial resources

280. Is your country working to ensure that all funding institutions (including bilateral assistance agencies) are striving to make their activities more supportive of the Convention?
a) no
b) yes - limited extent X
c) yes - significant extent

281. Is your country co-operating in any efforts to develop standardised information on financial support for the objectives of the Convention?
a) no
b) yes X

(281) Belgium is co-operating to develop standardised information on financial support for the objectives of the Convention through the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD.

Decision V/11. Additional financial resources

282. Has your country established a process to monitor financial support to biodiversity?
a) no
b) procedures being established X
c) yes (please provide details)

283. Are details available of your country's financial support to national biodiversity activities?
a) no
b) not in a standardised format X
c) yes (please provide details)

284. Are details available of your country's financial support to biodiversity activities in other countries?
a) not applicable
b) no
c) not in a standardised format X
d) yes (please provide details)

Developed country Parties -

285. Does your country promote support for the implementation of the objectives of the Convention in the funding policy of its bilateral funding institutions and those of regional and multilateral funding institutions?
a) no
b) yes X

Developing country Parties -

286. Does your country discuss ways and means to support implementation of the objectives of the Convention in its dialogue with funding institutions?
a) no
b) yes

287. Has your country compiled information on the additional financial support provided by the private sector?
a) no X
b) yes (please provide details)

288. Has your country considered tax exemptions in national taxation systems for biodiversity-related donations?
a) no
b) not appropriate to national conditions
c) exemptions under development
d) exemptions in place X

Further comments on implementation of this Article

(276-278) For the CHM partnership and the related training programmes, financial resources are provided by the Directorate-General for Development Co-operation (more information in text box under Article 5 - Co-operation).

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