The Clearing-House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CHM)

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CBD Online Reporting Tool

The CBD online reporting tool enables Parties to enter, review and, when appropriate, submit information requested in the guidelines for the sixth national report (decision XIII/27).

ABS Clearing-House

The Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House (ABS Clearing-House, ABSCH) is a platform for exchanging information on access and benefit-sharing established by Article 14 of the Nagoya Protocol, as part of clearing-house mechanism under Article 18, paragraph 3 of the Convention.

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BCH Clearing-House

The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol.

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Financial Reporting Framework

The financial reporting framework, adopted by decision XII/3, is intended for use by Parties for providing baseline information and reporting on their contribution to reach the global financial targets, under Aichi Biodiversity Target 20, as adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention at its twelfth meeting, in accordance with Article 20.

Reference records

The CHM's reference records hosts a wide variety of resources relevant to the implementation of the CBD and it's protocols, including books, documents, capacity-building materials, meeting or conference proceedings, videos, news services, websites and databases, and others.

The Convention website

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was established (Article 24) to support the goals of the Convention. Its principal functions are to prepare for, and service, meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) and other subsidiary bodies of the Convention, and to coordinate with relevant international bodies.