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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity include the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. The Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live.

Parties to the CBD have acknowledged both the need to facilitate biodiversity adaptation and the contribution of biodiversity to broader adaptation activities, particularly to the most vulnerable regions and ecosystems.

Action Pledge - by the ad hoc technical expert group on biodiversity and climate change convened under the CBD

The pledge responds to the sub theme stated in paragraph 3(a) (iii) of decision 2/CP.11 and to the need identified in paragraph 43 (d) of the report on the workshop on climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling (FCCC/SBSTA/2008/9).

The project will strengthen research on biophysical climate systems relating to biodiversity to reduce scientific uncertainties associated with climate projections and thus improve the quality of scenarios and increase the confidence of decision makers in climate and climate impacts information

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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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