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International law and the conservation of biological diversity

Author: Michael Bowman; Catherine Redgwell
Publisher: London ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, 1996.
Series: International environmental law and policy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work presents a thorough analysis of the biodiversity concept in international law and commentary on the 1992 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity which was opened for signature following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. This Convention is the first international treaty explicitly to address all aspects of biodiversity ranging from the conservation and sustainable use of
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
International law and the conservation of biological diversity.
London ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, 1996
(OCoLC)604694459
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bowman; Catherine Redgwell
ISBN: 9041108637 9789041108630
OCLC Number: 33404393
Description: xiv, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature, development and philosophical foundations of the biodiversity concept in international law / Michael Bowman --
The Rio Convention on Biological Diversity / Alan E. Boyle --
Sustainability, biodiversity and international law / Sam Johnston --
The contribution of existing agreements for the conservation of terrestrial species and habitats to the maintenance of biodiversity / Robin Churchill --
The conservation of marine ecosystems under international law / David Freestone --
The protection of the Antarctic environment and the ecosystem approach / Catherine Redgwell --
The role of ex situ measures in the conservation of biodiversity / Lynda M. Warren --
International regimes for the conservation and control of plant genetic resources / Gregory Rose --
Intellectual property rights and biodiversity / Ian Walden --
Biodiversity conservation in the United States / Kristina Gjerde --
The European Community and preservation of biological diversity / Patricia Birnie --
Developing countries, 'development' and the conservation of biological diversity / R. Jayakumar Nayar and David Mohan Ong --
Biodiversity and indigenous peoples / John Woodliffe --
Financial aid, biodiversity and international law / Sam Johnston.
Series Title: International environmental law and policy series.
Other Titles: Law and the conservation of biological diversity
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bowman, Catherine Redgwell.

Abstract:

This work presents a thorough analysis of the biodiversity concept in international law and commentary on the 1992 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity which was opened for signature following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. This Convention is the first international treaty explicitly to address all aspects of biodiversity ranging from the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources, to access to biotechnology and the safety of activities related to modified living organisms. The work extends beyond the ambit of the Convention itself to examine the conservation of biodiversity in international law generally, including measures for the protection of the terrestrial, marine and Antarctic environment and particular features relating to sustainable use of biological resources, ex-situ conservation and plant genetic resources.

It further analyses the controversial issue of intellectual property rights, the problems of implementation in the European Union and the United States, differences between developing and developed states and the role of indigenous peoples. This major new work has been written by members of the Committee on Environmental Law of the British Branch of the International Law Association following an earlier study on the subject of International Law and Global Climate Change (Graham & Trotman, 1991). It is the first major study of the Convention of the context in which it was negotiated, and of the prospects for its implementation, following the entry into force of the Convention on 29 December 1993.

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