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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Implementation Database - DA01002

The Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity Convention or CBD) was adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992, and entered into force in December 1993. As the first treaty to provide a legal framework for biodiversity conservation, the Convention established three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Contracting Parties are required to create and enforce national strategies and action plans to conserve, protect and enhance biological diversity. They are also required to undertake action to implement the thematic work programmes on ecosystems and a range of cross-cutting issues which have been established to take forward the provisions of the Convention. In January 2002 the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was adopted to supplement the provisions of the Convention. This Agreement, which came into force in September 2003, aims to protect biodiversity from the potential risks posed by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). To find out the latest information on those countries that are now Contracting Parties to the Convention and Contracting Parties to the Biosafety Protocol visit
Project Documents
• Abstract : Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Implementation Database   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £17,080
Contractor / Funded Organisations
UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Convention on Biological Diversity              
Environmental Protection              
Habitat conservation              
Nature conservation