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.

Framework of Regional Cooperation in the Himalaya and Strategies for Negotiation

Framework of regional cooperation in the Himalaya and strategies for negotiation

For millennia the Himalayas have been a source of inspiration and they are part of the world's priceless natural and cultural heritage. The security of a very large proportion of humankind may be determined by how the resources of the Himalaya are managed

Jack Ives1


Chapter 1 of this book outlined the challenges facing the Himalayan region. As stated, they are varied in their expanse, intensity and impact, and therefore, defy every attempt to present a single solution. A comprehensive approach trying to address multiple challenges facing the Himalayan region across the board, though desirable, also does not seem very feasible. This leaves one to follow ...

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