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Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy$
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James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036580

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001

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Biodiversity: Increasing the Political Clout of Nature Conservation

Biodiversity: Increasing the Political Clout of Nature Conservation

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(p.207) 9 Biodiversity: Increasing the Political Clout of Nature Conservation
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Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy
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Yrjö Haila

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0009

The term biodiversity was introduced in the 1980s as a novel framing for the human dependence on the Earth's biosphere. 'Biodiversity loss' became the way to capture a major dimension of global environmental problems. The chapter describes stages of this process. The first phase of the spread of the term was its enthusiastic reception among environmentalists. Second, concern was integrated into international environmental policy at the Rio Conference in 1992 through the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Efforts to implement the convention have created an environmental regime both internationally and within different countries. However, due to its broad coverage of processes of living nature and its huge ambition to regulate human modification of nature and exploitation of natural resources, there have been major difficulties with implementation. In particular, how to integrate specific issues manifested in local contexts, and the global concern, has proved problematic.

Keywords:   biodiversity, nature conservation, conservation biology, Convention on Biological Diversity, biodiversity regime, giving nature a voice

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