Convention on Biological Diversity

The CBD, under the United Nations, is a legally binding framework agreement for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of biodiversity. It was adopted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. There is a moratorium on Terminator technology at the CBD: Decision V/5, III. This moratorium was under attack by a few governments but was upheld and strengthened at the CBD COP8 March 2006.