Biodiversity diplomacy refers to the international negotiations, agreements, and collaborations that aim to conserve and sustainably manage earth’s biodiversity. It is a subset of environmental diplomacy and involves the exchange of information, policies, and practices related to the protection of species, ecosystems, and genetic diversity.
Biodiversity diplomacy involves a range of stakeholders, including governments, international organisations, civil society, and the private sector. It seeks to establish common goals and strategies for biodiversity conservation and management, facilitate knowledge sharing and capacity building, and address issues related to access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources.
Examples of biodiversity diplomacy include international treaties such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its protocols, which aim to conserve biodiversity and ensure the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Other examples include the establishment of transboundary protected areas, international networks for sharing data on threatened species, and partnerships between governments and the private sector to promote sustainable land use and resource management.