UN Convention on biological diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the first global agreement to cover all aspects of biological diversity: genetic resources, species and ecosystems. It is also the first to recognize that the conservation of biological diversity is "a common concern of humankind" and an integral part of sustainable development.
In this section:
- Background information
When was the CBD formed, and why?
- Conference of the Parties (COP)
Find out more about the decision making body of CBD, the programmes and iniatives that have been adopted and subsidiary bodies.
- Conference of the Parties Meetings
Discover the outcomes from the latest COP meeting and details of the next meeting
- UK implementation of CBD
Detailing the UK policies that deliver specific requirements of the CBD.
For more information on the Convention on Biological Diversity please visit the CBD website www.cbd.int
To find out more about implementation of the CBD in the UK please send an email Darwin@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Page last updated: 23 October 2008
Page published: 23 October 2008