Conceptualizing benefit-sharing as the pursuit of equity in addressing global environmental challenges

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This paper develops a conceptual framework for the analysis of benefit-sharing in light of its gradual development in international law as a basis for more detailed legal analysis (in the areas of international biodiversity, climate change, human rights, oceans, food, agriculture and land law). It teases out the inter-State, intra-State and transnational dimensions of benefit-sharing, with a view to mapping its multiple manifestations, connections among them, and their implications for pursuing equity among and within States in addressing global environmental challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2014

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NameBENELEX Working Papers


  • benefit-sharing
  • international enviromental law
  • human rights
  • law of the sea
  • equity

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