Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1418-1422 April-June 2013

 

MALAYSIYA’S RESPONSE TO INTERNATIONAL BIODI-VERSITY POLICIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS : AN ANALYSIS OF CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY BETWEEN 2000 AND 2010

 

Ismail R.*1, Mamat I.2 and Anuar M.3

1. Department of Social Ecology, Faculty of Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (MALAYSIA)
2. Centre for Socioeconomic Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (MALAYSIA)
3. Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (MALAYSIA)

 

Received on : December 01, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Many developing countries support the United Nations to play an important role in the governance of global biodiversity. This paper is based on a research work that employed qualitative methods. It focuses on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It analyses Malaysia’s response to global biodiversity policies of the United Nations between 2000 and 2010 in terms of Malaysia’s environmental politics in deciding the country’s involvement in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and Malaysia’s reforms designed to encourage support for the protocol at the domestic level. It concludes that first, Malaysian government has played an important role in support for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, second, the federal government has made reforms in the biodiversity issues a priority when from 2000 to 2010, the government introduced many biodiversity policies at the domestic level and third, the government has recognised the role of market through the policies.

 

Keywords : Cartagena Protocol, Federal Government, Market, Biodiversity policies, Biosafety, Social ecology

 

 

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