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ERIC Number: EJ1001373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Communication, Education and Public Awareness in Support of Living in Harmony with Nature: The Convention on Biological Diversity
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v6 n2 p277-278 Sep 2012
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which came into force in 1993, encourages actions that will guide the way to a sustainable future. It pursues three main goals: (1) conservation of biodiversity; (2) sustainable use of biodiversity; and (3) fair and equitable sharing arising from the use of genetic resources. Article 13 of the CBD calls upon its parties to promote a broad understanding of the significance of biodiversity and the measures needed to safeguard it. The sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of genetic resources are to be promoted. It calls for media support in raising awareness; and seeks to include biodiversity issues into educational programmes. In 2002, the convention parties approved a work programme to implement commitments of Article 13. The communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) programme helps in creating the tools people need to understand biodiversity and sustainability-related issues. It raises awareness of people worldwide and promotes the integration of biodiversity into education systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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