Developing Website on Convention on Biological Diversity, India - Clearing House Mechanism (CHM)

Partner: National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) for Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

The content and the structure of one of the NBA’s website (National Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) of India) hosted on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change needed to be made more effective and pithy in giving out the NBA message and information on the rich biodiversity of India, the challenges and what needs to be done more urgently for its conservation. Also, the structure of the website needed modification.

With its established strength and expertise in content creation, copy editing and website designing, CEC pitched in to deliver the critical inputs to NBA. CEC impactfully shaped the content and website design according to NBA requirements for an important audience comprising stakeholders at the level of governance (Conference to Parties to CBD) who refer to the website for updates and contextual inputs.

The National Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) of India was developed under the GEF Direct Access project on “Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Biodiversity Conservation and Management in India”. The CHM of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was established, based on the Article 18.3 of the Convention. Further to the decision X/15, its mission is to contribute significantly to the implementation of the CBD and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, through effective information services and other appropriate means in order to promote and facilitate scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange, and to establish a fully operational network of parties and partners.