Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on Biological Diversity (1993; Montreal; 110 staff;

Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme “to halt the continuing loss of biodiversity”. Three main objectives: 1) Conservation of biological diversity; 2) Sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; 3) Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.  The website offers a large amount of information on related subjects, as well as international and national developments regarding biodiversity. CBD hosts regular events around the world such as conferences, workshops, and dialogues. Seven programs focus on the diversity in different habitats like mountains, marine, forest, etc.


Leadership: Cristiana Pașca Palmer (Executive Secretary)

Budget: $18.4m (2017)

[SUB: Info Portals; Biodiversity; Biodiversity Convention; Conservation; UN Programs]

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