Glossary of terms related to the CBD

 

wait-and-see principle
a reactive method of dealing with the environment that places the burden of proof on those who would conserve. (Opposite: the precautionary principle)
welfare
an index of well-being.
wide crossing
in plant breeding this refers to the process of undertaking a cross where one parent is from outside the immediate genepool of the other, i.e. landrace or primitive line crossed with a modern cultivar. [CUB]
wild relative
plant or animal species that are taxonomically related to crop or livestock species and serve as potential sources for genes in breeding of new varieties of those crops or livestock.
willingness to pay
is the amount an individual is willing to pay to acquire some good or service. This may be elicited from stated or revealed preference approaches. [GBA]
willingness to accept
is the amount of compensation an individual is willing to take in exchange for giving up some good or service. This may be elicited from stated or revealed preference approaches. [GBA]

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