Biodiversity Clearing House: Information exchange in the CBD

[img_assist|nid=27|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=64][read complete dossier]The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has identified information exchange down as one of its aims and established a Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM) with the task of facilitating technical and scientific cooperation. Information exchange by the National Focal Points, however, is decentralized and lacking a common structure, and lacks the resources required to make the most of its potential.