Convention on Biological Diversity (1992)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims at protecting biological diversity and using its components sustainably. The Biodiversity Convention is one of eight conventions for the protection of the environment which is included under the GSP+ regulation.

The Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) was formally adopted in 1992 and entered into force in December 1993. The Convention centres around three provisions: the protection of biological diversity, which includes the diversity of species, the genetic diversity and the diversity of ecosystems, the sustainable use of its components as well as access and benefit sharing. Parties to the Convention are required to submit periodic reports which indicate the measures taken to ensure effective implementation of the Convention as well as evaluate the effectiveness of these measures. The Convention is governed by the Conference of Parties (COP), which meets biennially. The Biodiversity Convention is one of eight environmental protection conventions which are covered by the GSP+ regulation.

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