The Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is one of the
two Conventions signed by the international community during the Earth Summit,
at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1992. The other convention is the Convention
on Climate Change.
The three objectives of the CBD are:
the conservation of biological
the sustainable use of its
the fair and equitable sharing of
the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
Some milestones about the Convention:
- Opened for signature at the "Rio Earth Summit", 5 June 1992.
- Entered into force on 29 December 1993, 90 days after the 30th
- Number of Parties
that have signed the Convention: 188, including
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