Second National Report of Belgium
to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Decision V/6. Ecosystem approach

305. Is your country applying the ecosystem approach, taking into account the principles and guidance contained in the annex to decision V/6?
a) no
b) under consideration Wa.
c) some aspects are being applied
d) substantially implemented Fl.

306. Is your country developing practical expressions of the ecosystem approach for national policies and legislation and for implementation activities, with adaptation to local, national, and regional conditions, in particular in the context of activities developed within the thematic areas of the Convention?
a) no
b) under consideration
c) some aspects are being applied X
d) substantially implemented

307. Is your country identifying case studies and implementing pilot projects that demonstrate the ecosystem approach, and using workshops and other mechanisms to enhance awareness and share experience?
a) no Wa.
b) case-studies identified
c) pilot projects underway Fl.
d) workshops planned/held
e) information available through CHM

308. Is your country strengthening capacities for implementation of the ecosystem approach, and providing technical and financial support for capacity-building to implement the ecosystem approach?
a) no
b) yes within the country X
c) yes including support to other Parties

309. Has your country promoted regional co-operation in applying the ecosystem approach across national borders?
a) no
b) informal co-operation
c) formal co-operation (please give details) X

(309) The Walloon region has developed formal bilateral co-operation with neighbouring countries, regarding the integrated management of transboundary ecosystems, such as river ecosystems and protected areas.

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