578 pages, no illustrations
Comprehensive overview of the Cartagena Protocol, the international treaty governing biosafety and trade in biotechnology, adopted in January 2000 which forms part of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This volume presents the scientific and commercial background and analyses the interests at stake, the operations and implications of the Protocol and the prospects for the future.
'The Cartagena Protocol has been hailed as a significant step forward, a major millennial milestone that provides an international regulatory framework to reconcile the respective needs of trade on the one hand and environmental protection on the other, with respect to one of the fastest-growing global industries - biotechnology' From the Foreword by KLAUS TOPFER United Nations Under-Secretary General, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
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