Glossary of terms related to the CBD

 

This glossary of terms related to the Convention on Biological Diversity has been compiled from numerous sources:

  • Article 2 "Use of terms" of the Convention on Biological Diversity [CBD],
  • Global Biodiversity Assessment. UNEP, 1995, Annex 6, Glossary. ISBN 0 521 56481 6 [GBA],
  • Global Biodiversity Strategy. WRI, IUCN, UNEP, 1992, Glossary. ISBN 0 915825 74 0 [WRI et al.],
  • The Commercial Use of Biodiversity - Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing. K. ten Kate & S.A. Laird, 1999, European Commission, 398 pp. ISBN 1 85383 334 1 [CUB]
  • document UNEP/CBD/BSWG/2/5 dated 7 March 1997 [BSWG/2/5],
  • Panel of Experts assisting FAO to detail the Global Strategy [FAO],
  • Glossary of Phytosanitary terms (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic). International Standards for Phytosanitary measures. ISPM, FAO, 1999, Pub. No. 5 [FAObis], 
  • dictionaries, encyclopedia and common use,
  • definitions arranged by J.L.Van Goethem, Dr. sc. [JVG].

 

With thanks to Mr H. Zedan, formerly Chief Biodiversity Unit, UNEP, Nairobi, for allowing to insert a selection of terms and definitions related to the CBD, outlined in the UNEP report "Global Biodiversity Assessment", published 1995; to Mrs Valérie Schwartz, Publications Department WRI, for allowing to insert a selection of terms and definitions related to the CBD, outlined in the "Global Biodiversity Strategy", published by WRI, IUCN, UNEP, 1992; and to Mr M. Jorgensen, European Commission, D.G.XI. A.4 - Development and environment, for allowing to insert a selection of terms and definitions related to the CBD, outlined in the "The Commercial Use of Biodiversity", published by the European Communities and Earthscan Publications Ltd, 1999.


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