Second National Report of Belgium
to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Forest biological diversity
Decision II/9 and Decision IV/7. Forest biological diversity


359. Has your country included expertise on forest biodiversity in its delegations to the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests?
a) no
b) yes
c) not relevant X

360. Has your country reviewed the programme of work annexed to the decision and identified how you can collaborate in its implementation?
a) no
b) under review
c) yes X

361. Has your country integrated forest biological diversity considerations in its participation and collaboration with organisations, institutions and conventions affecting or working with forest biological diversity?
a) no
b) yes - limited extent
c) yes - significant extent X

362. Does your country give high priority to allocation of resources to activities that advance the objectives of the Convention in respect of forest biological diversity?
a) no
b) yes X

(362) Walloon Region - In management plans and in financial incentives for private and public forest owners, but also by integration of biodiversity indicators in the regional continuous forest inventory.

For developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition -

363. When requesting assistance through the GEF, Is your country proposing projects which promote the implementation of the programme of work?
a) no
b) yes

Decision V/4. Progress report on the implementation of the programme of work for forest biological diversity

364. Do the actions that your country is taking to address the conservation and sustainable use of forest biological diversity conform with the ecosystem approach?
a) no
b) yes X

365. Do the actions that your country is taking to address the conservation and sustainable use of forest biological diversity take into consideration the outcome of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests?
a) no
b) yes X

366. Will your country contribute to the future work of the UN Forum on Forests?
a) no
b) yes X

(366) The Walloon Region will contribute to the future work of the UNFF (no human resources for UNFF-1). One person is involved full-time in the preparation of UNFF-2.

367. Has your country provided relevant information on the implementation of this work programme?
a) no X
b) yes - submission of case-studies
c) yes - thematic national report submitted
d) yes - other means (please give details below)

368. Has your country integrated national forest programmes into its national biodiversity strategies and action plans applying the ecosystem approach and sustainable forest management?
a) no
b) yes - limited extent
c) yes - significant extent X

(368) Walloon Region - Not by the way of national forest programmes, but via the 'Plan de Développement de la Nature' and management plans.

369. Has your country undertaken measures to ensure participation by the forest sector, private sector, indigenous and local communities and non-governmental organisations in the implementation of the programme of work?
a) no
b) yes - some stakeholders Wa.
c) yes - all stakeholders Fl.

370. Has your country taken measures to strengthen national capacities including local capacities, to enhance the effectiveness and functions of forest protected area networks, as well as national and local capacities for implementation of sustainable forest management, including restoration?
a) no
b) some programmes covering some needs
c) many programmes covering some needs X
d) programmes cover all perceived needs
e) no perceived need

371. Has your country taken measures to implement the proposals for action of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests and the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests on valuation of forest goods and services?
a) no
b) under consideration X
c) measures taken

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