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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 pledges 

Strengthening research on biophysical climate systems relating to biodiversity

Further information

CBD's ongoing works in education, training and public awareness

CBD's ongoing activities on adaptation and freshwater

Regional focus All regions
Sector Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.