CBD Information Centre Catalogue

Author Walloe Tvedt, Morten; Young, Tomme
Title Beyond access : exploring implementation of the fair and equitable sharing commitment in the CBD / by Morten Walloe Tvedt and Tomme Young.
Publisher Gland, Switzerland : IUCN
Year 2007
Pages xix , 148 p. ; 30 cm.
Series IUCN environmental policy and law paper
Issue/Number No. 67/2
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Notes Fewer than 11% of CBD Parties have adopted substantive ABS law, and nearly all of these are developing countries, focusing almost entirely on the ‘access’ side of the equation. Most of the CBD’s specific ABS obligations, however, relate to the other side of the equation – benefit sharing. This book considers the full range of ABS obligations, and how existing tools in user countries’ national law can be used to achieve the CBD’s third objective. It examines the laws of those user countries which have either declared that their ABS obligations are satisfied by existing national law, or have begun legislative development; the requirements, weaknesses and gaps in achieving benefit-sharing objectives; and the ways in which new or existing legal tools can be applied to these requirements.
ISBN 9782831709802
Languages English
Programme Areas Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing
Keywords Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing; Access to genetic resources; Environmental law; Biological diversity
Location K3488 T84 2007 no.2
Holdings 3
Type Monograph
Category GEN