Biodiversity challenge, on which every aspect of human well-being and the achievement of the international development goals depend, can only be tackled by taking into account its multidisciplinary dimensions.This is where UNESCO can effectively contribute to building and filling the gaps in the scientific knowledge base on biodiversity, by taking the cultural dimensions of biodiversity use into account and by raising awareness, educating and communicating on the vital importance of its sustainable use.
Biodiversity science, research and monitoring
The main objectives of UNESCO’s activities are to build the knowledge base needed to protect the components of biodiversity; ensure their sustainability; and assess the progress towards the achievement of the relevant biodiversity targets. More
Biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and management UNESCO’s interdisciplinary approaches are used to help governments and policy makers to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss through development of good systems of knowledge and governance that permit to conserve biodiversity and use it in a sustainable and equitable manner. More
Biodiversity, cultural diversity and ethics
UNESCO contributes to the efforts aiming at preventing the present global trend of erosion of diversity, both biological and cultural. Recognizing that together, cultural and biological diversity holds the key for ensuring sustainable development, UNESCO seeks to develop innovative approaches to safeguard them both. More
Biodiversity and education
UNESCO works with a number of constituencies in promoting education on biodiversity focusing on the interlinking issues of biodiversity and sustainable development. More