398 pages, Figs, tabs
Explains the International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its provisions on access and benefit sharing. A sector by sector analysis is also provided for the following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Biotechnology; Agriculture and crop protection; Horticulture; Botanical medicines and neutraceuticals; Personal care products and cosmetics.
'Written by two of the world's leading authorities on the commercial use of biodiversity, this book is an invaluable resource and guide for further research. It is as practical as it is informative and should be in the hands of everyone interested in the state and fate of the world's living resources' Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard University 'Full of examples from which we can learn... this will be an invaluable resource to policy-makers, organizations studying and creating uses for genetic resources and the companies which wish to develop them' from the Foreword by Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, ex-Director, Kew Gardens and Sir Richard Sykes, ex-Chairman, Glaxo Wellcome
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