Environmental threats have no borders. It is therefore first at the international level that necessary impetus must be given and that binding goals must be set.

In fact, most of Belgian law on environment is rooted in international conventions, European strategies and Community legislation.

The federal government is responsible for the international policy coordination. The CCIEP, Coordination Committee for International Environmental Policy (CCIEP) handles this task.

To do this, the Federal government works with the Regions and other federal entities in a network to prepare and determine a view common to all, which will become the position defended by Belgium in international organisations (United Nations, UNEP, UN-ECE, OECD) and the European Union. They only way to achieve this is consultation.