It's that time again! A board member of Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity (ELB) is on her way to the United Nations (UN) Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) COP-14 in Egypt! See below for a re-cap of what CBD is… Previously provided by Thomas, ELB Chair, in 2016:
"We've all heard about the Convention on Biological Biodiversity (CBD) and it sounds super fancy, but what is it? I could tell you that it was born out of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and officially came into being in 1993. I could tell you that its building blocks were being put into place in 1987 - maybe even further back in 1972. At the end of the day, to understand what the CBD is, all you need is one word: Treaty. The CBD is an international UN treaty tasked with creating national strategies that conserve biodiversity, promote the sustainable use of biodiversity and share, in a fair and equitable way, the benefits that arise from genetic resources. In simple terms, the CBD is an international treaty concerned with biological diversity."
Over the next three weeks Kelsey, the current Coordinator of ELB, will be providing background information and updates on the happenings of the convention as she represents the voice of youth on the Canadian Delegation. Stay tuned!
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