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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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IUCN's work with the CBD

IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.  IUCN has fed into decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) through its policy work at the global, regional and national levels, helping to ensure that they are as effective as possible to achieve the CBD objectives. Further, for some issues, COP and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advise (SBSTTA) – the technical body of the Convention – have made explicit calls for collaboration with IUCN.

The IUCN Secretariat has been participating in and supporting the CBD process, while using the CBD as a channel to promote IUCN's policies and technical experience, and to foster action on the ground, in collaboration with IUCN's Membership. So far, IUCN has produced several policy papers and background papers for CBD meetings, involving its programmes, Regional Offices and an increasing number of Members.

IUCN's work with the CBD includes:

  • influencing the CBD negotiations to promote conservation in a synergistic manner, through the development and advocacy of policy papers and the promotion of regional and national positions, in a consultative process that involves IUCN global and regional programmes and IUCN members and partners;
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