The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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 was signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. For information on parties to the convention see: List of Parties.
It is a ‘framework’ convention which provides guiding principles that states are required to take into account in developing national laws and policies. Subsequent protocols have been added which set more detailed standards on related issues:
the 2000 Cartagena Protocol governs the movements of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology between countries, and
the 2010 Nagoya Protocol covers benefit-sharing arising from the utilisation of genetic resources
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