Regional CHMs

Several regions have established regional clearing-house mechanisms. Please let us know if there are others that are missing, via e-mail chm [at]

  • The ASEAN Clearing House Mechanism (ASEAN CHM) is ACB’s contribution to science-based decision making for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia. It is designed to support the ASEAN Member States in meeting their reporting requirements to multilateral environmental agreements, particularly the Convention on Biological Diversity, with special emphasis on meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
  • The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity supporting the implementation of the EU strategy and the Aichi targets in Europe.
  • The European Biodiversity Clearing-house Mechanism (EC-CHM) network site is managed by the European Environment Agency, as part of the Biodiversity Information System for Europe - BISE. While BISE is the main portal serving as the EU Clearing House Mechanism, this site is maintained as a discussion forum and a clearing house for biodiversity information from national CHMs, international conventions and initiatives from the whole of the European continent. The objective of the European Biodiversity CHM network is to promote technical cooperation and technology transfer within the Pan European Region and the rest of the world.