Handbook of Market Creation for Biodiversity

Handbook of Market Creation for Biodiversity

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD

ISBN: UCSD:31822033477787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This publication contains a synthesis of market approaches to biodiversity aimed at promoting the compatibility of biodiversity protection with economic development objectives. It considers public policy options to facilitate the operation of biodiversity-friendly markets to ensure that collective preferences for conservation and sustainable use are reflected in economic outcomes. Chapters discuss: development of a conceptual framework, appropriate property right institutions, the economic value of biodiversity, incentives for market creation, policy mixes for biodiversity, and practical examples and case studies on implementation of market creation.

The Privatisation of Biodiversity?

The Privatisation of Biodiversity?

Author: Colin T. Reid

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783474448

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Current regulatory approaches have not prevented the loss of biodiversity across the world. This book explores the scope to strengthen conservation by using different legal mechanisms such as biodiversity offsetting, payment for ecosystem services and conservation covenants, as well as tradable development rights and taxation. The authors discuss how such mechanisms introduce elemhents of a market approach as well as private sector initiative and resources. They show how examples already in operation serve to highlight the design challenges, legal, technical and ethical, that must be overcome if these mechanisms are to be effective and widely accepted.

Green Infrastructure Finance

Green Infrastructure Finance

Author: Aldo Baietti

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821394892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 445

This report is a structured compendium of leading initiatives and activities put forward to accelerate private investment flows in green growth. It summarizes current investment challenges of green projects as well as proposed solutions, financing schemes and initiatives that have set the stage for scaling up green infrastructure investments.

Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets

Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets

Author: Stewart Lockie

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849774376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 764

Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernization. However, it is argued in this book that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that farmers use to manage agrobiodiversity and other livelihood assets as they adapt to changing social, economic, and environmental circumstances.

Biosafety and Bioethics

Biosafety and Bioethics

Author: Rajmohan Joshi

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8182053773

Category: Bioethics

Page: 288

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The recent advances in the field of biotechnology have brought into focus several ethical and safety issues. The inventions in the field of genetic engineering and related fields of molecular biology will affect not only ourselves but the plants, microorganisms, animals and the entire environment and the way we practice agriculture, medicine and food processing. An increase in our ability to change life forms in recent years has given rise to the new science of bioethics . While anti-biotechnology activists are over rating the risks of biotechnology, it is time for the scientists to make a scientific and objective analysis of the social issues involved, and make it known to the public who will, otherwise, be carried away by the emotional rhetoric by the less informed but highly vocal section of the society. The present book discusses the biosafety and bioethical issues the modern society confronts. Topics such as biotech development, impact of biotechnology on biosafety, biotech products and ethical issues, governance of biosafety, environmentally responsible use of biotechnology, etc., are describe in detail. This book is destined to become an essential reading for students, teachers and professionals in all fields of life sciences.

Regulating Genetic Resources

Regulating Genetic Resources

Author: Charles Lawson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781001660

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 119

ÔAn insightful guide to some key developments in the international governance of genetic resources. Exploration of the central role of state sovereignty in current approaches aids understanding of the impact that the socio-economic and political context has on the content and direction of rules in this area. The book includes extensive information on the influence of treaty regimes that are often marginal to or absent from other analyses of genetic resource governance (outer space, seas and oceans, and Antarctica).Õ Ð Catherine Rhodes, The University of Manchester, UK This detailed and concise book surveys the international genetic resources laws applying in Antarctica, space, the oceans and seas, the lands, and the airspaces above land and water. The well-structured analysis traces the evolution of these various schemes and their contributions to the comprehensive arrangements under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the World Health OrganizationÕs PIP Framework. The book details the different avenues and concluded positions, documenting a laboratory of legal approaches and possibilities. Regulating Genetic Resources will be a valuable addition to academics, governments, NGOs and students in environmental and intellectual property law.

Multifunctional Rural Land Management

Multifunctional Rural Land Management

Author: Floor Brouwer

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849772020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

View: 129

The increasing demand for rural land and its natural resources is creating competition and conflicts. Many interested parties, including farmers, nature conservationists, rural residents and tourists, compete for the same space. Especially in densely populated areas, agriculture, recreation, urban and suburban growth and infrastructure development exert a constant pressure on rural areas. Because land is a finite resource, spatial policies which are formulated and implemented to increase the area allocated to one use imply a decrease in land available for other uses. As a result, at many locations, multi-purpose land use is becoming increasingly important. This notion of multi-purpose land use is reflected in the term 'multifunctionality'.This volume provides insights into viable strategies of sustainable management practices allowing multiple functions sustained by agriculture and natural resources in rural areas. It shows how the rural economy and policies can balance and cope with these competing demands and includes numerous case studies from Europe, North America and developing countries.

Business and the Sustainability Challenge

Business and the Sustainability Challenge

Author: Peter N. Nemetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136262197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 438

It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological science. This integrated textbook for MBA and senior-level undergraduates offers a comprehensive overview of the issues of sustainability as they relate to business and influence corporate strategy. It also features a wide range of cases and an extensive discussion of tools to incorporate sustainability issues into strategic decision making, helping instructors and students to build and then apply a solid understanding of sustainability in business.

Environmental Policy Instruments for Conserving Global Biodiversity

Environmental Policy Instruments for Conserving Global Biodiversity

Author: Oliver Deke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540737483

Category: Science

Page: 393

View: 929

The current, unprecedented loss of global biodiversity resulting from anthropogenic interference in the world's ecosystems is affecting human well-being across the globe with increasing severity. This book examines two issues that are at the center of the public discussion on biodiversity. It examines whether genetic information derived from biodiversity can be used to create incentives to preserve biodiversity. Then, it examines whether establishing protected areas can be accomplished on an international level by using transfer payments.

Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Author: K. N. Ninan

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849770859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 433

View: 213

'Should be essential reading for all those who wish to realize truly sustainable development in this new millennium.' From the foreword by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme 'Fills a much needed gap in the literature ... The chapters include contributions by leading academics and policy experts which make for one of the most authoritative books in this field.' Andreas Kontoleon University Lecturer and Director of MPhil in Environmental Policy University of Cambridge This is the most comprehensive book to address the economic soci.

Cents and Sustainability

Cents and Sustainability

Author: Cheryl Desha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136532573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 465

View: 898

Cents and Sustainability is a clear-sighted response to the 1987 call by Dr Gro Brundtland in Our Common Future to achieve a new era of economic growth that is 'forceful and at the same time socially and environmentally sustainable'. The Brundtland Report argued that not only was it achievable, but that it was an urgent imperative in order to achieve a transition to sustainable development while significantly reducing poverty and driving 'clean and green' investment. With some still arguing for significantly slowing economic growth in order to reduce pressures on the environment, this new book, Cents and Sustainability, shows that it is possible to reconcile the need for economic growth and environmental sustainability through a strategy to decouple economic growth from environmental pressures, combined with a renewed commitment to achieve significant environmental restoration and poverty reduction. Beginning with a brief overview of some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, the book then explains 'decoupling theory', overviews a number of factors that can undermine and even block efforts to decouple in both developed and developing countries, and then discusses a number of key considerations to assist the development of national 'decoupling strategies'. The book then focuses on presenting evidence to support greater action, not just on climate change, but also on decoupling economic growth from the loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of natural systems, freshwater extraction, waste production, and air pollution. In the lead up to the 2012 United Nations Earth Summit and beyond, Cents and Sustainability will be a crucial guide to inform and assist nations to develop strategies to significantly reduce environmental pressures, strengthen their economy, create jobs and reduce poverty. 'I commend the team from The Natural Edge Project and their partners for undertaking to develop a response to 'Our Common Future' to mark its 20th anniversary.' Dr Gro Brundtland. Sequel to The Natural Advantage of Nations Published with The Natural Edge Project