Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol implements the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) regarding ”access and benefit sharing”. It regulates:

  • Access to genetic resources, e.g., it facilities access for companies and research institutions to genetic material from plants, animals and other organisms in provider countries.
  • The sharing of the benefits which result from the use of genetic resources (”access and benefit sharing”) by allowing the countries that provide these materials to obtain benefits in a balanced and fair way.
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