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|Convention on Biological Diversity|
|Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development.
Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems â€“ 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.
The Convention establishes three main goals: