Faraway, So Close: A Legal Analysis of the Increasing Interactions between the Convention on Biological Diversity and Climate Change Law
University of Edinburgh
February 2, 2011
University of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 2011/05
The legal and policy implications of the impacts on biodiversity of climate change, as well as of mitigation and adaptation measures, have been progressively addressed by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This process experienced a steep acceleration at the tenth meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP X - 18-29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan) that resulted in a host of unprecedented and far-reaching decisions related to climate change. This article will first discuss the increasing understanding of the links between global biodiversity loss and climate change, and then review the main climate change-related outcomes of the CBD COP X. It will conclude by discussing the legal relevance of this significant rapprochement of international biodiversity law to climate change law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 39
Keywords: Convention on Biological Diversity, Climate Change Law, Geo-Engineering, Adaptation, Mitigation, Biofuels, Marine Environmentworking papers series
Date posted: February 2, 2011 ; Last revised: January 27, 2012
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