Talk:United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
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|Source:||United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity|
|Notes:||The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is an international legally binding treaty. The Convention has three main goals, conservation of biological diversity (or biodiversity); sustainable use of its components; and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources In other words, its objective is to develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It is often seen as the key document regarding sustainable development.
The Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993.— Excerpted from United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.