Access and Benefit-Sharing refers to the agreement between user and provider in the access of genetic resources and how benefits are shared between them.
The year 2017 marked the third year of the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS). The Nagoya Protocol, an international instrument adopted at the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), sets out the core obligations for contracting Parties of the CBD to take measures in relation to the access, benefit sharing and compliance of providers and users of genetic resources.
Policy Brief_ABS_FINAL.pdf4.68 MB
Publication date (of file/URL)
1 January 2019