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Title
Handbook of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Corporate Author
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Abstract
The presend second edition of the Handbook has been updated to reflect developments since that time and, in particular, the outcomeof the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held in the Hague in April 2002. As with the previous edition, it includes the texts of the Convention, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and every decision of the Conference of the Parties. It comprehensively explains how the decisions of the Conference of the Parties have sought to give practical effect to the general obligations set out in the individualarticles of the Convention. The Handbook also includes other relevant material such as: the Final Act of the Nairobi Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity; declarations made by Governments upon the adoption, signature and ratification of the Convention; the text of the Hague Ministerial Declaration of hte Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity; and a current list of Parties to the Convention and the status of ratification of the Biosafety Protocol.

Notes
Updated to include the outcome of the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Copy number
REF/GEN/90 B

Publisher
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Place of Publication
Montreal (Canada)
Publication date
01/01/2003
Call number
REF/GEN/90 B

Keywords
biological diversity
CBD
environmental law
manuals
reference materials


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