In 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity was born.
Countries from around the world gathered to sign on to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in order to sustain life on Earth while protecting and conserving the world’s biodiversity.
The 3 objectives for the CBD are:
Conservation of biological diversity
Sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources
The CBD was motivated by people who wanted to take action for biodiversity and to incorporate a more sustainable method of living and development. The CBD is an amazing step forward in building community, protecting the environment and enabling action at a local level.
The CBD is just one way where the world is taking action for environmental sustainability.
This is only a brief snapshot of the Convention on Biological Diversity. If you are curious to learn more about the CBD and the Sustainable Development Goals? Go to the Convention of Biological Diversity.