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Biological diversity

Definition(s)

According to Article 1 the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding, including (Art. 8j) the equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. (Source: Art. 1, Art 8j, CBD)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
ABS
access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits

In other languages

French
accès aux ressources génétiques et partage des avantages
Russian
доступ к генетическим ресурсам и совместное использование выгод
Spanish
acceso a los beneficios y participación
Arabic
الحصول على المنافع وتبادلها

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Access and benefit sharing

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Access and benefit sharing. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Multimedia

Compliance under biodiversity - related conventions - Nagoya Protocol

Conservation and Sustainable Use projects

ABS Simply Explained (English)

People Plants Profit (English)

People, plants and profits

Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa

ABS - Simply explained