Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention Biological Diversity is an internation treaty that was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993. The Convention has three goals:

  • Conservation of biological diversity
  • Sustainable use of its components; and
  • Fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources

Nearly all the countries of the world, as well as the European Union, are involved in the Convention. In the beginning of 2016 the Convention had 196 Parties. 

> Official pages of the Convention on Biological Diversity