Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture as a Commons

Christine Frison, Brendan Coolsaet

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This chapter analyses how original the Belgian context is – and especially the federal nature of the regime – for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. To what extent must the Belgian legal order and environmental policies be adapted in order to comply with the Protocol? What are the political and institutional challenges the ratification process will have to face? These questions are not only interesting per se: the Belgian case is interesting as it allows us to broach some of the governance issues federal states are likely to present when implementing environmental treaties. In addition, Belgium is a key user of genetic resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Food as a Commons
Subtitle of host publicationAn alternative narrative and political praxis to cultivate and eat
EditorsJose Luis Vivero-Pol, Tomaso Ferrando, Olivier De Schutter, Ugo Mattei
ISBN (Electronic)9781315161495
ISBN (Print)9780367628567, 9781138062627
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2018

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