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Options to Develop a Global Standard-Setting Scheme for Products Derived from Natural Resources (NRS)


Citation

Schlegel, Stephanie; Timo Kaphengst; Sandra Cavallieri 2008: Options to Develop a Global Standard-Setting Scheme for Products Derived from Natural Resources (NRS). Berlin.

Language
English
Funding
Year
2008
Dimension
40 pp.
Project ID
201-54
Table of Contents

Executive summary
Introduction
Structure of the paper
1 Objectives and vision
2 Benefits of a generic standard
2.1 Background: Drawbacks of current situation
2.2 Benefits and value added
2.3 Motivations and benefits for different stakeholder groups
3 General approach: meta-standard versus new generic standard
3.1 Meta-standard approach
3.1.1 Benefits of the Meta-Standard
3.1.2 Limitations of a Meta-Standard
3.2 New generic global standard approach
3.2.1 Benefits of the new generic global standard
3.2.2 Drawbacks of the new generic standard
4 Setting the standard
4.1 International requirements towards standard-setting procedures
4.2 Participation, structure and process
5 Different approaches towards the design of NRS
5.1 Scope of natural resources – Terrestrial biomass as a forerunner
5.2 Minimum or maximum standard
5.3 Type of standard
5.3.1 Terminology
5.3.2 Key impacts and key indicators
5.4 Selection of principles and key indicators
6 Conclusions and next steps
6.1 Building a broad alliance
6.2 Further development of the standard
6.3 Implementing the standard
6.4 Windows of opportunity for implementing the standard
7 Literature
8 Annex – Policy opportunities
8.1 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
8.2 International Panel on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
8.3 UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD)
8.4 Marrakech Process