The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Reconciling Trade in Biotechnology with Environment and Development [NOOK Book]

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With over 40 contributions from negotiators, stakeholders and analysts of the biosafety talks, this book provides a unique insight into the international process that led to the adoption of the Biosafety Protocol in January 2000. The contributors trace the evolution of major negotiating positions; examine key elements of the treaty; and highlight the Protocol's implications for trade, development and environmental policy and law.

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The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Reconciling Trade in Biotechnology with Environment and Development

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Overview

With over 40 contributions from negotiators, stakeholders and analysts of the biosafety talks, this book provides a unique insight into the international process that led to the adoption of the Biosafety Protocol in January 2000. The contributors trace the evolution of major negotiating positions; examine key elements of the treaty; and highlight the Protocol's implications for trade, development and environmental policy and law.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136534386
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 598
  • File size: 2 MB

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Christoph Bail is head of Environment and Development, Directorate-General Environment, European Commission. Robert Falkner is lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent, and associate fellow of Chatham House. Helen Marquard is deputy head, Environment Policy department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the authors
Chronology of events
Acronyms and abbreviations
Pt. I Background: the road to the Cartagena Protocol and beyond
1 Negotiating the biosafety protocol: the international process 3
2 The road to the biosafety protocol 23
3 A mandate for a biosafety protocol: the Jakarta negotiations 34
4 The Biosafety Working Group (BSWG) process: A personal account from the chair 44
5 The extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties (ExCOP) 62
6 The follow-up process and the Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol (ICCP) 76
7 Scientific aspects of the biosafety debate 83
Pt. II The making of the protocol: actors' perspectives on the negotiations
8 United States 95
9 Canada 105
10 Ethiopia 115
11 Jamaica 124
12 Brazil 129
13 Philippines 138
14 Seychelles 146
15 Iran 155
16 China 160
17 European Union 166
18 Switzerland 186
19 Norway 193
20 Japan 200
21 Mexico 207
22 Central and Eastern Europe 212
23 Colombia 218
24 United Kingdom 230
25 Canada 237
26 European Commission 244
27 Greenpeace International 251
28 Third World Network 263
29 Environment Business & Development Group 268
30 Global Industry Coalition 273
Pt. III Key elements of the protocol
31 Definitions 281
32 Scope 289
33 Advance informed agreement procedures 299
34 Commodities 321
35 Risk assessment 329
36 Documentation 338
37 Capacity-building and the Biosafety Clearing-House 344
38 Non-parties 351
39 Socio-economic considerations 361
40 Liability and redress 366
41 Liability: 'No Liability, No Protocol' 371
42 The financial mechanism 385
43 Legal and institutional issues 394
44 Annexes 402
45 The precautionary principle 410
46 The relationship with other international agreements: an EU perspective 423
47 The relationship with other agreements: much ado about a savings clause 438
Pt. IV Implications for environment, trade and development: an assessment
48 Prospects for international environmental law 457
49 Implications for trade law and policy: towards convergence and integration 467
50 The significance of the protocol for WTO dispute settlement 482
51 A developing-country perspective 497
52 The Global Environment Facility and the protocol 506
53 Conclusion 512
Pt. V Appendices
A1 Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity: full text 523
A2 Protocol on biosafety: draft negotiation text (excerpts) 550
A3 Article 19 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (1992): handling of biotechnology and distribution of its benefits 553
A4 The 'Jakarta mandate' (1995): decision II/5 of the Conference of the Parties 554
A5 Further reading on international biosafety 558
Glossary 559
Index 564
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