Biodiversity Since Rio: The Future of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Raustiala, K. & Victor, D.G. (1996). Biodiversity Since Rio: The Future of the Convention on Biological Diversity. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-96-015. Reprinted from Environment, 38(4) [May 1996].

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In this essay the authors review the developments within the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since its adoption in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. They describe the problem of biodiversity loss, chart how the biodiversity agenda has expanded to include many other concerns such as access to genetic resources, intellectual property rights, and biotechnology, and review the operation of the CBD and its prospects. They also analyze the prospects for future implementation.

The authors caution that while the need for a comprehensive approach is important, the core issues that first inspired creation of the Convention -- the preservation, conservation, and utilization of biological resources -- risk being overshadowed by conflicts engendered by the agenda's expansion.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: International Environmental Commitments (IEC)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Environment; 38(4) [May 1996]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:07
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:15

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