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About the convention

At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for sustainable development - meeting our needs while ensuring that we leave a healthy and viable world for future generations.

One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity. This pact among the vast majority of the world's governments sets out commitments for maintaining the world's ecological underpinnings as we go about the business of economic development.

The Convention establishes three main goals:
- the conservation of biological diversity
- the sustainable use of its components and
- the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.

Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water, with the support of the Global Environment Fund and United Nations Development Program, implement a project for national self-assessment of capacity building priorities for improved global environmental management. Capacity building constraints and opportunities will be identified in relation to Bulgaria’s obligations under the three Rio Conventions: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) and UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Project Bulgarian National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Improved Global Environmental Management
Convention site offer much useful information. Some links are given below.

Nagoya protocol on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from theirg utilization to the Convention on biological diversity.
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