Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Biosphere - WBGU

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Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Biosphere - WBGU

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H

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H 4

H 5

H 6

H 7

I

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J

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Intensity of the Overexploitation Syndrome 265

Political implications of the syndrome analysis 270

Valuing the biosphere: An ethical and economic perspective 273

The fundamental issue 275

Ethical fundamentals 277

Fundamentals of environmental ethics 279

Special principles and standards for the use of the biosphere 281

Economic valuation of biosphere services 284

The ethics of conducting negotiations 294

Conclusions for biosphere conservation 297

Global biosphere policy 299

A guard rail strategy for biosphere conservation and management 301

Elements of a global biosphere policy 308

The Convention on Biological Diversity: implementation, interlinkage and

financing 334

Research strategy for the biosphere 359

Research on the five biological imperatives 362

Methods and instruments 370

Basic biosphere research 372

Recommendations for action for a sustainable biosphere policy 377

The foundations of a strategy for action 379

Focal areas of implementation 381

Funding and international cooperation 392

References 395

Glossary 429

The German Advisory Council on Global Change 437

Index 441

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