The objective of this Convention is to place regulations on the trade of species based on their threat of extinction and exploitation. This recognizes that wild fauna and flora in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of the natural systems and that international cooperation is essential for the protection of certain species against over-exploitation.
The objective of this Convention is to achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. This should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened, and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.
The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels with a view to contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in affected areas.
The objectives of this Convention are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding.