UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative: BioTrade principles and criteria

Author: Biotrade Initiative, UNCTAD (2007)
 The BioTrade principles and criteria have been defined by the UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative and the BioTrade national programmes, and provide the core of the conceptual framework underlying the BioTrade Initiative's activities. They take into account the relevance of trade for specific species and ecosystems. This paper sets out the criteria to which BioTrade actors should aspire. These come under the following categories:  
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from the use of biodiversity
  • Socio-economic sustainability (productive, financial and market management)
  • Compliance with national and international regulations
  • Respect for the rights of actors involved in BioTrade activities
  • Clarity about land tenure, use and access to natural resources and knowledge
Available online at: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/?doc=33858