biosafety issues Articles

  • Biosafety issues and opportunities for transgenic plants in Indian agriculture

    The application of genetically modified plants in agriculture is anticipated to be a major event in evolving more productive and sustainable agriculture in the coming years. The concerns are the risks and the magnitude of the consequences to the environment. From the early 1990s, countries have imparted deregulated status to certain transgenic plants and products thereof, after ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Negotiating liability under biosafety protocol

    The issue of redress and liability under the biosafety protocol remained one of the contentious and unresolved issues from the onset of the negotiations. During the negotiations, this issue gave rise to considerable debate and disagreement between negotiating countries. This paper aims to analyse the debate in the context of the ongoing work of the Open-Ended Ad Hoc group of legal and technical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Implementation and enforcement of biosafety regulations in China: the case of agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms (agro-GMOs)

    China is one of the leading developing countries in biotechnology research and development. As a mega-biodiverse country, governance on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is of significance to national sustainable development. This paper reviews the biosafety regulations on agricultural GMOs (agro-GMOs) governance in China and analyses the implementation and enforcement of biosafety ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Report on International Conference on Healthcare and Food: Challenges of Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety and Bioethics

    Approximately 150 participants attended the conference including representatives from different countries from the developing world, and also from the developed world, who are sensitive to issues for developing countries in the area of interest of the conference Participants included people from academia (biotechnology research, science and technology policy research), government departments, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biotechnology: legal and other issues in a Thailand experience

    Recognising the potential of biotechnology to affect a broad spectrum of industry, Thailand established the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in 1983. The main mandate of BIOTEC is to promote and support research and development with careful planning and prioritisation. The ultimate goal is to fulfil its potential to commercialise the end-products or research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agricultural biotechnology and trade concerns in India: issues and policy options

    The introduction of genetically modified products has raised several issues related to safety, labelling and identifying preservation. These concerns have trade specific implications as well. This paper makes an effort to take stock of broad institutional arrangements which have come up to address some of these concerns viz. a viz. trade obligations. In this context, the role of the Cartagena ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The current status of the debate on socio-economic regulatory assessments: positions and policies in Canada, the USA, the EU and developing countries

    Article 26.1 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has the option of considering socio-economic issues in biosafety regulatory approval processes related to genetically engineered organisms. National laws and regulations in some countries have already defined positions and may have enacted policies dealing with socio-economic assessments. Many more countries, especially developing countries, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Science on the tap, not on the top

    Science plays an increasingly important role in trade policy and negotiations. A large number of trade agreements rely on scientific expertise for their work. Science is negotiated in setting environmental and health standards: trade disputes had highlighted the role of science as the legal test in the WTO. Historically, it was the negotiations on agriculture that triggered interest in science as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legislation: Aichi Biodiversity targets on Direct and Indirect Drivers of Biodiversity Loss

    INTRODUCTION Most parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) consider the tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) held in Nagoya, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010 to be a success. COP 10 produced forty-seven decisions, known as the Nagoya Outcomes, includ¬ing a new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and a Resource Mobilisation Strategy. ...


  • Book Reviews: The EU as International Environmental Negotiator

    Keywords: EU, environment, international environmental agreements, EU environmental diplomacy Global environmental problems call for a global regulatory approach. The European Union (EU) often advocates itself as an environmental champion. Acknowledging the limits of domestic policies, it occupies a central role on the international environmental scene. EU intervention has proved to be ...


  • Biotechnology and International Law

    As its title suggests, this book deals with possible impacts of modern biotechnology on international law and how international law can be adapted to meet the new challenges presented by such technology. It grew out of a collective research project in the period between 2003 and 2005 by a number of scholars and experts in this field, including academics, practitioners and officials of ...


  • Lessons learned in the management of multilateral climate negotiations

    In 2009 world attention was focused on the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen (Conference of Parties – COP 15), which for many held the promise of a first-ever comprehensive global accord that would place meaningful limits on greenhouse gas emissions. That event ended in failure, and the world was left not only without an agreement, but six more years of frustratingly ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Electronics sector looks to tackle tensions in a globalising world

    Recent EU Directives on waste electronic goods and hazardous substances are leading to tensions with developing countries which export equipment. The global electronics supply chain is now forming an important testing ground for a new initiative on sustainable trade and innovation aimed at overcoming accusations of environmental protectionism. The initiative encapsulates some of the conflicts ...

  • Managing Environment, Health and Safety Risks at the National Museums of Kenya for Sustainability

    AbstractUrban environmental policy cannot escape the dictates of global environmental requirements as stipulated by the principles of Stockholm Conference, Rio-Summit, and the Johannesburg Summit that includes multilateral environmental agreements. The National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is a public, educational, scientific and heritage management institution established in 1909. It has undergone ...


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