The debate between the technology-rich First World and the bio-rich Third World is studied in detail, with a focus on issues of access and benefit-sharing. The book also examines the gaps in existing and evolving national laws and policies on the protection of biodiversity, and in doing so, envisages a framework of regional laws on the subject.
|Foreword||Surya P Subedi|
|Introducing the Himalayan Region: Bio and Livelihood Challenges|
|Mountains: Convention on Biological Diversity and Subsequent Developments|
|Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing|
|Protection of Traditional Knowledge|
|Biological Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights|
|Framework of Regional Cooperation in the Himalaya, and Strategies for Negotiation|