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Exploring the evolution of the CBD and its current legal significance.

In light of almost twenty years of implementation, this article looks afresh at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), by assessing its evolution and current legal significance with a view to better understanding its immediate future. To this end, the article critically analyses the outcomes of the tenth meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties, in order to determine progress in the development and implementation of the Convention at the level of both international cooperation and national implementation.

 

At http://ssrn.com/abstract=1914378 (click on 'One-click download' on the top of the page) you can find a recent article exploring the evolution of the CBD and its current legal significance, as well as legal issues related to its immediate future. The article assesses progress in the development and implementation of the Convention at the level of both international cooperation and national implementation, focusing on strategic planning, the innovations of the Nagoya Protocol, the relationship between funding and implementation, and compliance.

The article will be published on the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2011), and is titled 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Looking Afresh at the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The authors (Dr Elisa Morgera (elisa.morgera@ed.ac.uk<mailto:elisa.morgera@ed.ac.uk) & Elsa Tsioumani (Elsa@iisd.org)) are looking forward to receiving any comments.

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