- Biodiversity: from concept to convention
- On the ambivalence of the concept
- Action plans and strategies for biodiversity in the political arena
- Biodiversity in spatial planning
- Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Biodiversity (‘biological diversity’) encompasses the variety of life in all its manifestations. Starting with the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted in 1992, the concept has found its way into various strategies and action plans at the national and international levels, and biodiversity is now treated as a protected resource in environmental impact assessments.