The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was a UN treaty that until 2006 had been signed by almost every country in the world except the United States. In the contract was three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources. Although the contract was in fact for almost 15 years, but was slow. CBD Executive Secretary, Mr. Ahmed to … Read more »

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was a UN treaty that until 2006 had been signed by almost every country in the world except the United States. In the contract was three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources. Although the contract was in fact for almost 15 years, but was slow. CBD Executive Secretary, Mr. Ahmed needed to increase the participation of the private sector to contract in the “Target 2010”, the (global, regional and national) to be eligible for a significant reduction in the loss of biological diversity at all levels. Provides background information on the relationship between biodiversity and agriculture.
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David E. Bell
Mary Shelman
Source: Harvard Business School
39 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 12, 2006. Prod #: 507020-PDF-ENG
Convention on Biological Diversity: Engaging the private sector HBR case solution

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