Opportunities and Challenges for Establishing Synergies and Areas for Enhanced Cooperation in the Biodiversity Cluster

The following article by Marina von Weissenberg, CEESP member was recently published in a book entitled “International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2011” produced by the University of Eastern Finland. The paper examines opportunities and challenges that exist for establishing synergies, and generally enhancing cooperation, within the biodiversity-related cluster of MEAs.


The latest international reports confirm that the loss of biological diversity continues generally all over the world, and this means that additional work and efforts need to be taken to enable the biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements fully to deliver their intended objectives and our common goal of halting biodiversity loss by 2020. The paper considers the importance of both national and international action, and concludes with recommendations on synergistic planning.

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Social Policy
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