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- DocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001This Special Report was prepared following a request from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.DocumentIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001The Third Assessment Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) builds upon past assessments and incorporates new results from the past five years of research on climate change.Document
Property rights, collective action and technologies for natural resource management: a conceptual frameworkCGIAR System-wide Program on Property Rights and Collective Action, 1998Explores how the institutions of property rights and collective action play a particularly important role in the application of technologies for agricultural and natural resource management.Technologies with long time frames tend to require tenure security to provide sufficient incentives for adoption, while those that operate on a large spatial scale will require collective action to coordinatDocumentNatural Resources Institute, UK, 2000In recent years labour standards have risen up the policy agenda. Conventions agreed at the International Labour Organisation, some decades ago, have acquired an increased resonance. This paper discusses core labour standards and the statutory and voluntary mechanisms by which they are being implemented.DocumentThe Corner House, UK, 1999Article looks at a specific case of racial oppression manifesting itself within development programs. At a more general level, the article looks at how ecological project can become politicised.An example of this is South-East Asia, where valley-based states have regularly attempted to sedentarize or repress hill-dwelling ethnic minorities.DocumentGRAIN, 1999The Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) claim the introduction of plant variety protection (a form of patent law) will contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the protection of the environment and of biodiversity.DocumentBiotechnology and Development Monitor, 1998This article provides an integrated analysis of the different concerning the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).DocumentGenetic Engineering & Intellectual Property Rights Resource Center, 2001Addresses some of the arguments against IPR and indicates how strengthening intellectual property rights will enable farmers throughout the world to receive the latest developments in crop production.Conclusions:enforceable and strong IPRs are essential to encourage the transfer of the latest technologies to developing countries, and for stimulating research in these same new tecDocumentDrylands Programme, IIED, 2000This article discusses what is the best means of managing the commons. The article stresses that these are critical questions in the current wave of decentralisation and tenure reform taking place in many Sahelian states.