CBD Information Centre Catalogue

Author Young, Tomme
Title Covering ABS : addressing the need for sectoral, geographical, legal and international integration in the ABS regime / edited by Tomme Young
Publisher Gland, Switzerland : IUCN - World Conservation Union
Year c2009
Pages xxii , 201 p. ; 28 cm.
Series IUCN environmental policy and law paper
Issue/Number No. 67/5
Notes Includes bibliographcial references.
Notes The most difficult and least-addressed ABS implementation issue is that of coverage. On the one hand, the CBD’s ABS provisions appear to give every country full rights over all genetic resources found in the country, even if the exact subspecies or variety is also found in other countries. On the other hand, however, even within a single country, each biome may be separately regulated, and each community or landowner may be given the right to control access to and receive benefits for the genetic resources of every specimen taken from their land or sold by them. This book will analyse the basic concept of ABS, examining the overall mechanisms that could be used to make the system work internationally. It also documents the overall conclusions and analytical results of The ABS Project which have not been incorporated in its other primary publications, focusing on the questions that remain open and identifying some points of concern or oversight.
ISBN 9782831709833
Languages English
Programme Areas Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Ecosystem Approach
Keywords Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing; Access to genetic resources
Organization IUCN--World Conservation Union
Location K3876 C68 2009
Holdings 1
Type Monograph
On-Line Version
SCBD On-Line Version /doc/books/2009/B-03184.pdf
Category GEN