[Ip-health] New Book: The Road to an Anti-Biopiracy Agreement

Sangeeta ssangeeta at myjaring.net
Mon Jun 13 01:36:47 PDT 2011


Title : New Book: The Road to an Anti-Biopiracy Agreement
Date : 13 June 2011

 Contents: 

New Book Release
 
The Road to an Anti-Biopiracy Agreement
The Negotiations under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
 
Second edition
 
Publisher: TWN 
ISBN: 978-967-5412-54-7
Year: 2011   No. of pages: 120
21 cm  x 29 cm
 
About the Book
 
Almost six years of negotiations held under the aegis of the United Nations
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) culminated in the adoption in
Nagoya, Japan in October 2010 of an international treaty that seeks to
prevent biopiracy, or the misappropriation of genetic resources and
associated traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local
communities.
 
A compilation of articles from Third World Network publications, The Road to
an Anti-Biopiracy Agreement follows the difficult progress of the CBD
negotiations, which were riven by major differences among countries that are
CBD Parties over ways to regulate access to genetic resources and ensure the
fair and equitable distribution of benefits stemming from their use. This
updated second edition contains reports on the decisive round of talks in
Nagoya which finally approved the Nagoya Protocol on access and
benefit-sharing. Also included are some preliminary analyses of the Protocol
and the extent to which it can effectively combat the serious threat of
biopiracy.
 
 
Contents
 
Introduction 
 
7th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological
Diversity (COP 7) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-20 February 2004)
COP 7 ­ some progress, but vigilance needed
 
4th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Granada, Spain, 30 January-3 February 2006)
Africans propose draft CBD access and benefit-sharing protocol
Global rules on access and benefit-sharing of biodiversity take shape in
Granada meeting 
The biodiversity-IPRs debate: The really tough issues
Is there space for indigenous peoples in the negotiations on access and
benefit-sharing? 
Some key issues for the negotiations of the international regime on access
and benefit-sharing
 
8th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological
Diversity (COP 8) (Curitiba, Brazil, 20-31 March 2006)
CBD sets 2010 deadline to set up global ABS regime
 
Meeting of the Group of Technical Experts on an Internationally Recognised
Certificate of Origin/Source/Legal Provenance
(Lima, Peru, 22-25 January 2007)
Report of expert meeting on an internationally recognised certificate of
origin/source/ legal provenance
 
5th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Montreal, Canada, 8-12 October 2007)
Biopiracy meet ends with no progress
 
6th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Geneva, Switzerland, 21-25 January 2008)
NGOs call for legally binding ABS regime
CBD group makes some progress on access-benefit talks
 
9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological
Diversity (COP 9) (Bonn, Germany, 19-30 May 2008)
CBD meeting dominated by talks on access and benefit-sharing regime
Agreed roadmap to complete access/benefit-sharing regime
 
7th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Paris, France, 2-8 April 2009)
Negotiations finally begin on access and benefit-sharing
 
 
8th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Montreal, Canada, 9-15 November 2009)
International negotiations to prevent biopiracy resume
Progress in shaping protocol on access and benefit-sharing
 
9th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Cali, Colombia, 22-28 March 2010)
Optimism for a new treaty to combat biopiracy
Access and benefit-sharing protocol gaining shape
Rocky road still ahead for ABS protocol
 
Resumed 9th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and
Benefit-Sharing (Montreal, Canada, 10-16 July 2010)
Benefit-sharing protocol text negotiations finally start
Access and benefit-sharing protocol negotiations resume in September
 
Meeting of the Inter-regional Negotiating Group (ING) of the Ad Hoc
Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing
(Montreal, Canada, 18-21 September 2010)
Biodiversity treaty implementation at stake
 
10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on
Biological  Diversity (COP 10) (Nagoya, Japan, 18-29 October 2010)
Biodiversity Convention adopts landmark decisions
Mixed reactions on new access and benefit-sharing treaty
Access obligations increased
Some progress on the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities
Women¹s role in ABS recognised
The definitions in the ABS Protocol: Key issue for stopping biopiracy
Will we share the biggest part of the benefits?
 
Appendix: 
Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable
Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on
Biological Diversity
 
 
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