An Essay on Biodiversity and Globalisation
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The political concept of biodiversity is particularly relevant to globalisation as it deals with the interface between global ecological, economic and social processes. Biodiversity is about control over and access to planet's biological resources. Globalisation is fundamentally an economic phenomenon. While globalisation has emerged from the ascendancy of the market economy, mercantilist approaches remain strong in terms of internationally agreed rules for international trade. With the reach of the global economy, it is becoming increasingly necessary to develop global agreements on the interactions between economic activities and planet's ecological systems. Global biodiversity organisations must take a serious look at their internal operations and external partnerships. Strategic mergers and alliances should be considered to ensure that biodiversity conservation is promoted and managed on a global scale alongside the many global processes promoting and managing international trade, finance and commerce.