TRIPs and BIODIVERSITY
The threat and responses: A Third World view
There are several provisions in the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights/World Trade Organization which could undermine the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity - principally, the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components. This paper examines those facets, analyse their full implications for Third World countries and peoples and suggests ways of surmounting these threats: in the context of the WTO, its Committee on Trade and Environment and, finally, the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Third World: US$3.00; Others: US$4.00