Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

BGCI ABS Learning Tool

BGCI, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has created a suite of learning modules on access and benefit sharing, essential for those working in botanic gardens. The modules take you step by step through the role of the CBD, the history of the Nagoya Protocol and important articles of the Protocol, as well as providing essential information for preparation and practical implementation. After every module there is a quick quiz to test your knowledge.


The CBD, also known as the Rio Convention provides a comprehensive framework for the triple objective of conserving biological diversity, using natural resources sustainably, and fairly and equitably sharing benefits deriving from the use of genetic resources. The latter objective is of particular importance to developing countries, as they hold most of the world