Friday, February 10, 2006
Heated Negotiations on Global Biodiversity Regime
IP-Watch has just published a very good report on the background to the recent CBD negotiations in Spain (see post 6 February). The article makes some very useful obligations on the way in which negotiations proceeded and the negotiating "blocs" apparently formed during the process. As discussed in an earlier post (6 Feb), the interaction between the CBD and WIPO discussions on genetic resources is really in evidence. And indeed, as reported in IP-Watch, focus groups raised this very issue.