Law and Sustainable Development Since Rio

Series: FAO Legislative Study (No. 73)
The decade between the Rio Conference and the recently completed World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg was a period of intense activity in the reform of national and international laws. This publication reports and reflects on the changes that have taken place and on emerging trends and interesting experiments in the legal frameworks governing agriculture and natural resource management. Individual chapters address legal trends in the subjects that are at the center of the sustainable development agenda, including: food, animals, plants, agrobiodiversity, water, fisheries, land, gender, forestry, wildlife and mountains.