Belgium has ratified the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity. The text must now be developed as part of a national strategy and sector-specific action plans. Although in first line a regional responsibility, biodiversity requires considerable coordination and implementation by the International Affairs section of DG Environment.
The question of GMOs is also handled in this unit (essentially from the standpoint of its environmental dimension), which makes up the national focal point for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety governing the use and transboundary movements of GMOs.
Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Place Victor Horta, 40 box 10
Contact Center: +32 (0)2 524.97.97
Published on 06/05/2010 – Page last updated on 06/05/2010