The BCH Thesaurus provides a pre-defined list of terms, related synonyms and translations used in the specific context of records registered with the Biosafety Clearing-House. It establishes the relationships between these terms to facilitate retrieval of records. The BCH Controlled Vocabulary uses the ‘preferred’ terms from the BCH Thesaurus to classify records in the BCH, which allows users to consistently register and search for information in the databases in multiple languages.More info Organization (owner / creator): United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Acronym: BCH URL for more info: http://bch.cbd.int/resources/thesaurus/ Tools This section provides the list of tools that support its use.
The following sources provide the primary source material for most of the terms included in the BCH Thesaurus.
AGROVOC Multilingual Agricultural Thesaurus
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP)
ENVOC Multilingual Thesaurus of Agricultural Terms