1992 Convention on Biological Diversity—snapshot
1992 Convention on Biological Diversity—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity—snapshot
  • Overview
  • Purpose
  • Key provisions
  • Developments
  • Implementation in Europe
  • Implementation in England and Wales
  • Future of the CBD

Title 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity
Parties 196
Location Nairobi
Adopted 22 May 1992
Protocols Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Came into force 29 December 1993
England and Wales Implementation For England—Biodiversity 2020 strategy (England)
For Wales—2015 Nature Recovery Plan for Wales and the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.
Subject Biological diversity

Overview

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) enhanced the scope and effectiveness of the international legal framework for conserving biological diversity and ensuring the sustainable use of its components. Its scope extends beyond biological diversity and governs issues such as sustainable use of biological resources, access to genetic resources, benefit sharing, access to biotechnology and the risks of biotechnology.

It is a ‘framework’ convention which provides guiding principles that states are required