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Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity

Published November 1995

The United Nations Environment Programme states that the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) “ contained no specific article on marine and coastal biodiversity. Instead the 1995 Conference of the Parties dealt with these issues in two decisions. One (II10) was a policy decision – now known as the Jakarta Mandate on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity – containing basic principles and thematic areas. These provisions were to be implemented through a multi-year programme of work described in the second decision (IV5).” It was adopted in November 1995.


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