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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

Use of resources in a way and at a rate that does not lead to the long-term degradation of the environment, thereby maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations. (Source: Glossary of terms to negotiators or MEAs, 2007)

Use of the environment and its resources at a rate that does not exceed its capacity for renewal in order to ensure its availability for future generations. (Source: GEMET-DUNSTE / UNUNa)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
resource efficiency
sustainable consumption
sustainable management
wise management
wise use
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In other languages

French
utilisation durable
Russian
устойчивое использование
Spanish
uso continuado
Arabic
استخدام مستدام

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with sustainable use

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with sustainable use. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Jeddah Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

Multimedia

Video - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture -- Rio+20 and beyond

In situ conservation - Protecting the Protected Areas: Partnering to Expand the Most Precious 17% of the Planet