The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is, aside from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), one of three Conventions under international law which were displayed for signing at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The Convention entered into force under international law on 29 December 1993. Germany has been a Party since then.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an intergovernmental body that provides politics with scientific advice on biodiversity and ecosystems services. It was created to provide policy- and decision-makers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status and development of biodiversity and to enable them to make well-informed decisions on its protection.