What is the UN Convention on Biodiversity?
14 October 2008 | Project description
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international treaty to sustain the diversity of life on Earth that was opened for signature at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in
Three institutions relevant to its practical functioning have been set up by the Convention: the Conference of the Parties (COP), the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and the Secretariat (SCBD) that is based in
The triple principal objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity:
-The conservation of biological diversity;
-The sustainable use of its components and;
-The fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from its utilisation.