Approaching Twenty Five Years of the Convention on Biological Diversity: A Retrospective and Plea for Reinvigoration

Abstract

The convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was agreed upon in UN conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, as a response to the alarming and accelerating rate of extinction of world’s species and ecosystems. This convention had acquired ratification from approximately 197 parties. In pursuance to the CBD INDIA has enacted the biological Diversity Act in 2002 (took 10 years), and Biological Diversity Rules 2014, and formed Biological Diversity Committees.This review paper is an attempt to retrospect the achievements sought, the problems encountered in the implementation and the future course of actions required to be undertaken to meet the goals that originally motivated its creation.

 

Keywords: Biodiversity, CBD, ecosystem services


Article Review Status: Published

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