|Title||Biodiversity: two decades of International Convention. Where things stand.|
|Publication Type||Articolo su Rivista peer-reviewed|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Padovani, Laura Maria, Carrabba Paola, Di Giovanni Barbara, and Mauro Francesco|
|Journal||Energia, Ambiente e Innovazione|
The Convention on Biological Diversity, opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 1992, represents a significant step forward for human kind from an intellectual, cultural, ethic, and scientific point of view, although its path has often been marked by difficulties, both at national and international levels. This article aims at describing where things stand, after almost two decades of the treaty entry into force, pending Rio +20.