CBD Information Centre Catalogue

Author La Vina, Antonio G. M.
Title Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 7-19 April 2002; The Hague, Netherlands.
Publisher Washington, DC: World Resources Institute
Year 2002
Pages 9 p. ; 28 cm.
Series Special bulletin on global processes
Issue/Number no. 3
Notes This is a special bulletin on the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The meeting was held in The Hague, Netherlands, from April 7-19, 2002. This special bulletin is intended to give a brief overview on the meeting and its results to funders and interested civil society organizations with an emphasis on the significance of the meeting to poor communities worldwide. Even though a small number of representatives of local communities and indigenous peoples have been following these meetings for ten years now, effective protection of community rights over genetic resources, indigenous knowledge and practices and their control and management of biological and natural resources remains elusive. As reflected in the Hague decisions, the best we seem to be able to do is to move toward some agreement on non-binding, voluntary guidelines that leave most of the important decision- making at the level of national policies and processes which frequently are at odds with the interests of communities. The challenge is clear: How can we make global processes such as the CBD more responsive to community interests? How can this process be maximized to advance community rights in such as a way that it can become a powerful platform to challenge the dominant paradigms on biodiversity utilization and intellectual property rights that are based solely on the commercial market value of products extracted, rather than on the conservation value of the resource under the precautionary principle.
Languages English
Programme Areas Conference of the Parties
Keywords Conference of the Parties
Organization World Resources Institute
Conference/Meeting Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (6th : 2002 : The Hague, The Netherlands)
Location Electronic resource
Holdings 1
Type Monograph
On-Line Version http://www.cbd.int/doc/books/2002/B-02235.pdf
SCBD On-Line Version /doc/books/2002/B-02235.pdf
Category MEETING
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