Beginning with the ecological, economic, social, and legal facets of biodiversity issues and challenges facing the Himalayan region, the book discusses the Convention on Biological Diversity and subsequent developments. A pioneering work on the protection of the Himalayan biodiversity, it uses tools upheld by international environmental law and examines exhaustively the possibility of evolving regional partnerships for the protection of the Himalayas.
The debate between the technology-rich First World and the bio-rich Third World is studied in detail, with a focus on issues of access and benefit-sharing. The book also examines the gaps in existing and evolving national laws and policies on the protection of biodiversity, and in doing so, envisages a framework of regional laws on the subject.
Chapter 2: Mountains: Convention on Biological Diversity and Subsequent Developments
Mountains: Convention on Biological Diversity and Subsequent Developments
The Convention on Biological Diversity is the key global instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising form the use of genetic resource. A landmark in international law, the Convention together with its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, is an integral part of international efforts to achieve sustainable development, poverty alleviation and the Millennium Development Goals.
Mountains cover 26 per cent of world's land surface and host around 12 per cent of the population. Yet they have remained peripheral to international law-making. Mountain biodiversity issues got a last minute entry in the Prep. Com. meeting2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity ...