The Convention on Biological Diversity approach to conservation and sustainable use is rooted in sovereignty. This chapter explores the limitations of such an approach and the opportunities it provides for contextualised approaches. It explores the role of regional agreements and the gradual movement from approaches based upon acceptance of sovereignty to challenges to national sovereignty over natural resources. It considers the extent to which the current international rules on conservation and on sustainable use are constraining national sovereignty or providing a protected space for national action.
|Title of host publication||Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume III: Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law|
|Editors||Jona Razaqque, Elisa Morgera|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2017|
|Name||Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law|
- sovereignty, sustainable use, common concern, co-operation, mercantilism.