Rio Biodiversity Agreement

16th December 2020 • By

The conference provided a mid-term assessment of the UN Biodiversity Decade 2011-2020 initiative, which aims to promote conservation and sustainable use of nature. A total of 35 decisions were taken,[47] including a decision on the integration of the gender dimension in order to integrate the gender dimension into biodiversity analysis. With 196 parts ratified, the Convention on Biological Diversity aims to preserve and protect biodiversity, biological resources and life on earth as an integral part of economic and social development. The Convention sees biodiversity as a global benefit for present and future generations and populations around the world and works to prevent species extinction and preserve protected habitats. In addition, CBD encourages the sustainable use of biodiversity components and works to maintain the environmental and sustainable process of access and shared use of the use of genetic resources. [3] [4] Following the meeting, the meeting adopted the Pyeongchang Road Map, which discusses ways to achieve biodiversity through technological cooperation, financing and capacity building in developing countries. [48] Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, said: “Global efforts to combat climate change, combined with the reduction of desertification and biodiversity loss, are moving in the right direction, and governments are often developing increasingly ambitious national strategies. But there is an urgent need to accelerate the pace and scale of what is being done today to ensure the future we want. All sectors of society play a crucial role. In the pavilion, for example, we show the potential for action of the economy and show how public-private partnerships characterize the dynamics of change. And we`re going to look at the crucial role that women play in making their societies more resilient to climate change.¬†Although the Convention explicitly states that all forms of life are covered by its provisions,[26] a review of national biodiversity reports and strategies and action plans presented by participating countries shows that this is not the case in practice. The fifth European Union report, for example, often concerns animals (especially fish) and plants, but does not mention any bacteria, fungi or protists.

[27] The International Society for Fungal Conservation evaluated more than 100 of these cbd documents using criteria for their mushroom cover to place each of six categories. No document was deemed good or appropriate, less than 10% is considered almost reasonable or bad and the rest was deemed defective, severely defective or totally defective. [28] At the 2000 meeting, a complementary agreement was reached with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosecurity to “ensure an adequate level of protection in the safe transmission, handling and use of modified living organisms (PMOs) from modern biotechnology that could have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. , also taking into account risks to human health. , and in particular cross-border movements.”