Third National Report of Belgium
|% vs total development cooperation||0.19%||0.13%||0.23%||0.16%|
|% vs total development cooperation||2.76%||2.92%||3.04%||3.63%|
The score 'Relevance 2' (principal objective) means that biodiversity was an explicit objective of the activity and fundamental to its design. The score 'Relevance 1' (significant objective) means that biodiversity was an important, but secondary, objective of the activity. It has therefore to be assumed that only 'a fraction of it' was specifically targeted at biodiversity issues.
The next question (139) is for DEVELOPING COUNTRIES OR COUNTRIES WITH ECONOMIES IN TRANSITION
139. On Article 20(2), has your country received new and additional
financial resources to enable it to meet the agreed full incremental costs of
implementing measures which fulfill the obligations of the Convention?
140. Has your country established a process to monitor financial support
to biodiversity, including support provided by the private sector? (decision
b) No, but procedures being established X
c) Yes (please provide details below)
Further comments on processes to monitor financial support to biodiversity, including support provided by the private sector.
141. Has your country considered any measures like tax exemptions in
national taxation systems to encourage financial support to biodiversity?
b) No, but exemptions are under development (please provide details below)
c) Yes, exemptions are in place (please provide details below) X
Further comments on tax exemptions for biodiversity-related donations.
Flemish Region: the tax exemption systems that have been introduced so far are the exemption of succession rights for forests and the exemption of succession rights and levy for real property for land in FEN. Forest owners receive subsidies for the development and implementation of forest management plans that are based on sustainable forest management.
142. Has your country reviewed national budgets and monetary policies,
including the effectiveness of official development assistance allocated to
biodiversity, with particular attention paid to positive incentives and their
performance as well as perverse incentives and ways and means for their
removal or mitigation? (decision VI/16)
a) No X
b) No, but review is under way
c) Yes (please provide results of review below)
Further comments on review of national budgets and monetary policies, including the effectiveness of official development assistance.
This is foreseen through the cross-compliance system.
143. Is your country taking concrete actions to review and further
integrate biodiversity considerations in the development and implementation of
major international development initiatives, as well as in national
sustainable development plans and relevant sectoral policies and plans?
(decisions VI/16 and VII/21)
b) No, but review is under way
c) Yes, in some initiatives and plans (please provide details below) X
d) Yes, in major initiatives and plans (please provide details below)
Further comments on review and integration of biodiversity considerations in relevant initiatives, policies and plans.
Flemish Region: in the framework of the Environment & Nature Policy Plan for 2004-2008, project-based actions are undertaken to integrate biodiversity considerations into the regional policy plans of the following sectors: transport, health, defense, water policy, agriculture. Similar actions are being developed at the Federal level.
144. Is your country enhancing the integration of biological diversity
into the sectoral development and assistance programmes? (decision VII/21)
b) No, but relevant programmes are under development
c) Yes, into some sectoral development and assistance programmes (please provide details below) X
d) Yes, into major sectoral development and assistance programmes (please provide details below)
Further comments on the integration of biodiversity into sectoral development and assistance programmes
Flemish Region: the Environment Policy Plan includes a part on 'Integration' that focuses on four main sectors for the plan period: agriculture, transport, health, water. For each of those, specific projects are being undertaken, taking into account biodiversity conservation and nature development. In the theme 'Biodiversity' specific actions include the development of protocols or cooperation agreements with other sectors such as with tourism and recreation, youth organisations, land owners organisation, agriculture, ministry of defence, transport for management and nature development of road and river verges, port authorities.
The next question (145) is for DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
145. Please indicate with an "X" in the table below in which area your country has provided financial support to developing countries and/or countries with economies in transition. Please elaborate in the space below if necessary.
A r e a s Support provided
a) Undertaking national or regional assessments within the framework of MEA (decision VI/8)
b) In-situ conservation (decision V/16) X
c) Enhance national capacity to establish and maintain the mechanisms to protect traditional knowledge (decision VI/10) X
d) Ex-situ conservation (decision V/26) X
e) Implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (decision VI/9) X
f) Implementation of the Bonn Guidelines (decision VI/24)
g) Implementation of programme of work on agricultural biodiversity (decision V/5) X
h) Preparation of first report on the State of World's Animal Genetic Resources (decision VI/17)
i) Support to work of existing regional coordination mechanisms and development of regional and sub regional networks or processes (decision VI/27) X
j) Development of partnerships and other means to provide the necessary support for the implementation of the programme of work on dry and subhumid lands biological diversity (decision VII/2)
k) Financial support for the operations of the Coordination Mechanism of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (decision VII/9) X
l) Support to the implementation of the Action Plan on Capacity Building as contained in the annex to decision VII/19 (decision VII/19) X
m) Support to the implementation of the programme of work on mountain biological diversity (decision VII/27) X
n) Support to the implementation of the programme of work on protected areas (decision VII/28) X
o) Support to the development of national indicators (decision VII/30)
p) Others (please specify)
Further information on financial support provided to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The next question (146) is for DEVELOPING COUNTRIES OR COUNTRIES WITH ECONOMIES IN TRANSITION
146. Please indicate with an "X" in the table below in which areas your country has applied for funds from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), from developed countries and/or from other sources. The same area may have more than one source of financial support. Please elaborate in the space below if necessary.
A r e a s Applied for funds from
GEF Bilateral Other
a) Preparation of national biodiversity strategies or action plans
b) National capacity self-assessment for implementation of Convention (decision VI/27)
c) Priority actions to implement the Global Taxonomy Initiative (decision V/9)
d) In-situ conservation (decision V/16)
e) Development of national strategies or action plans to deal with alien species (decision VI/23)
f) Ex-situ conservation, establishment and maintenance of Ex-situ conservation facilities (decision V/26)
g) Projects that promote measures for implementing Article 13 (Education and Public Awareness) (decision VI/19)
h) Preparation of national reports (decisions III/9, V/19 and VI/25)
i) Projects for conservation and sustainable use of inland water biological diversity (decision IV/4)
j) Activities for conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biological diversity (decision V/5)
k) Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (decision VI/26)
l) Implementation of the Global Taxonomy Initiative
m) Implementation of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
n) Others (please specify)
Further information on application for financial support.
Please elaborate below on the implementation of this article and associated decisions specifically focusing on:
a) outcomes and impacts of actions taken;
b) contribution to the achievement of the goals of the Strategic Plan of the Convention;
c) contribution to progress towards the 2010 target;
d) progress in implementing national biodiversity strategies and action plans;
e) contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;
f) constraints encountered in implementation.
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