Benefit Sharing in ABS: Options and Elaborations

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    IAS Report 2009
    TITLE:
    Benefit Sharing in ABS: Options and Elaborations
    AUTHORS:
    by Balakrishna Pisupati and Suneetha M. Subramanian
    PUB DATE:
    2009•07•25
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2009

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    The third objective of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) to ensure “ the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources…” has taken centre stage now with negotiations in full swing to develop an international regime on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) by the year 2010. While some progress has been achieved on negotiations related to access regulations, discussions are still evolving as countries are found to be cautious to implement measures related to benefit sharing.