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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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TitleConvention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
CreatorSecretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
DescriptionThe Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the global agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. Over 150 governments signed the document at the Rio conference, and since then more than 187 countries have ratified the agreement. The CBD has three main goals: the conservation of biodiversity; sustainable use of the components of biodiversity; and sharing the benefits arising from the commercial and other utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way. The CBD sets overall goals and policies and general obligations, and organizes technical and financial cooperation. The national reports are available via the webpages of the CBD. Various thematic reports from countries are also available (alien and invasive species; access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing; forest ecosystems; mountain ecosystems; protected areas; technology transfer and cooperation; implementation of expanded programme of work on forests. The CBD has established a "Clearing-House Mechanism" to ensure that all governments have access to the information and technologies they need for their work on biodiversity.
Keywordsbiodiversity; ecosystems; mountain ecosystems; forest ecosystems; information services; sustainable forest management; conventions
TypeInformation services, International organizations, Non-government organizations
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 Published: April 4 2007 | Last updated: May 30 2008