CHM Network

The Clearing-House Mechanism is the information information exchange platform of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the CBD website as a central hub, national Clearing-House Mechanisms at country level, and partner institutions at thematic or regional levels.

In this context, a national CHM website is expected to complement the central CBD website by providing more specific information services to facilitate the implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) at country level, in accordance with CHM Goal 2 adopted by decision X/15.

Furthermore, in paragraph 15 of decision XII/2 B, the Conference of the Parties (COP) strongly encourages Parties to accelerate the establishment and development of their national clearing-house mechanisms where they have not done so.