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CBD and TRIPS: empowering knowledge rich, economically poor people through IRP reforms
The discussion in the recent COP 8 meeting ending on March 31,2006 the subject of prior Informed Consent and protection of intellectual property rights of knowledge holders remained very contentious. Here discuss various ...
On internalization of externalities
Externalities can be internalized through market mechanism, government regulation, or self-governing institutions or a mix of these institutions. We recommend the institutional route which minimizes total cost (sum of ...
Scale equity and efficiency: a stone may kill more than one bird
Policy goals of efficiency, equity, and sustainability may not be independent. Also the policy instruments. i.e. price mechanism, fiscal policy, and scale may be related. We need to find answers about who shall decide the ...
Should we save, what serves only human ends? a review on environmental ethics
Ethical dilemma arise in pursing conservation of environment at different levels. In this paper, we review various ethical philosophies and identify the determinants of responsibility. Boundary of pain, responsibility ...
Blowing ten myths about agroforestry: restoring the productivity of marginal dry regions
The ten myths discussed in this paper are: 1) Privatization of common lands leads to sustainable agro-forestry based land use, 2) Poor people have shorter time frame and have lesser trees in and around their fields, 3) ...
Innovation insurgency: A new Paradigm for Engaging the Angry, Rebellious Youth of the Country
In the current euphoric mood of economic growth, many times we forget that there has been another extraordinary growth which should cause us concern. This is the growth in the number of districts affected by naxalite ...
Compensating local communities for conserving biodiversity: shall we save the goose that laid the golden eggs so long
Large number of local communities have conserved biodiversity and the associated knowledge systems despite remaining very poor. Sometimes, they have refused to receive any compensation in view of sharing the information. ...
Small Farmer Household Economy in Semi-Arid Regions