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United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

In 2007, the former Centre for Environment (predecessor of the School of the Environment) signed on as a member of a collaborative agreement between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations Environment Programme and Canadian universities and research centres.  Ratified at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit by 150 government leaders, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development.  Through stronger collaboration with the academic and research community, the Secretariat aims to enhance the quality of scientific and technical advice in the Convention’s work and the implementation of policy directives.      

For more information on the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, please visithttp://www.cbd.int/.