Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on Biodiversity
The convention on biological diversity is a treaty that was formed in 1992 at the Earth Summit. They have three main objectives, are
- To conserve biological diversity,
- To use biological diversity in a sustainable fashion,
- To share the benefits of biological diversity fairly and equitably.
The CBD chooses an annual theme, which will be the main focus for that year. In 2010 the main focus is Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. It is also the International Year of Biodiversity; this is because 2010 was the target year to significantly reduce the loss of biodiversity.
How does the CBD work for decisions making?
There are meetings being held throughout the year where they discuss different topics. Every two years they hold the Convention of the Parties (COP). In October 2010 they will be holding the 10th COP in Japan. Here the youth will be presenting the International youth Accord. This document will be opened in the beginning of 2010 for children and youth signing.