Conserving resources


This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends building an inventory of different forms of soil, forest, water use, and crop, plant and animal genetic resources, giving priority to those under threat of extinction.


Genetic resources should be protected in situ by maintaining and establishing protected areas, improving traditional farming and animal husbandry activities and establishing programmes for evaluating the potential value of the resources.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on Land