Visual Introduction to the CBD by Earth in Brackets (2013)
A Guide for Working Group Chairs at COP and SBSTTA Meetings by the CBD Secretariat (2010)
*a great source of information if you want to understand the procedures and decision-making processes at a COP. Explains very well how a draft text evolves into a COP-decision.
An Activist’s Guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity – by CBD Alliance (August 2014)
*most recent publication about the CBD-process, provides a good overview of the convention, includes excellent summaries about most CBD issues, less focus on the instituational framework of the CBD, the procedures and decision-making processes at COP
Understanding COP10 – by the CBD Secretariat and the Government of Japan (2010)
*written in 2010 for COP10 but still up to date, gives an excellent overview of the institutional framework of the CBD and procedures at a COP.
The guide serves MEA negotiators to aquire knowledge respectively broaden their knowledge on the process of negotiations of MEAs in all stages: From the preparations at home, to the negotiations at conferences and finally the follow-up after the conference, the guide transfers the knowledge and how-to-do.
Short Guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2007) by the CBD Secretariat
Handbook of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2005) by the CBD Secretariat (1.522 pages)
Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity as adopted on May 22 1992