|Last updated: 25/05/2013|
:: International Agreements and Processes Affecting an International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity - Implications for its Scope and Possibilities of a Sectoral Approach
Intended as a contribution to the ongoing negotiations of an international regime on access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this report clarifies the main interfaces with other international agreements and processes relevant for ABS, with a view to the challenges of ensuring mutual supportiveness. It provides information of importance for identifying the scope of an international ABS regime, and offers contributions to the discussion of the usefulness and possible design of a sectoral approach to ABS within the framework of an international regime. Covered in the report are international agreements and processes pertaining to genetic resources for food and agriculture; marine areas within and beyond national jurisdiction; pathogens; traditional knowledge related to genetic resources; and intellectual property rights.
Author: SCHEI Peter Johan , ROSENDAL Kristin , FAUCHALD Ole Kristian , TVEDT Morten Walløe , WINGE Tone , ANDERSEN Regine ,