‘Living in harmony with nature’? Outcomes of the 2010 Nagoya Conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Harrop, Stuart R (2011) ‘Living in harmony with nature’? Outcomes of the 2010 Nagoya Conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Journal of Environmental Law, 23 (1). pp. 117-128. ISSN 0952-8873

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Abstract

The decline of biological diversity continues at speed and the consequent degradation of habitats and ecosystem structures, coupled with climate change, may constitute one of the greatest challenges that human civilisation has ever faced. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was created to facilitate the reversing of biodiversity loss. Although a hard convention, its strategy has been to rely primarily on non-obligatory instruments in the form of targets to achieve its objectives. The CBD’s 2010 targets were not achieved. In November 2010 in Nagoya the 10th conference of its parties was held and, among other outputs, new targets were agreed and one new hard law protocol was finalised. This article examines these principal outputs and evaluates their capacity to fulfil the new CBD vision: ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Convention on Biologcal Diversity, 2010 Conference of the Parties, Nagoya, Access and benefit sharing, biodiversity, targets
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography > GF075 Human influences on the environment
H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC0079 Special topics, A-Z > HC0079.E5 Environmental policy and economic development. Sustainable development Including environmental economics
K Law
K Law > KZA Law of the Sea
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0001 General Including influence of the environment
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD0878 Special types of environment Including soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution
Depositing User: Stuart Harrop
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 13:17
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 13:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44805
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