Best Practice Guidelines on Access and Benefit Sharing for EMBRC (Deliverable 3.1). Version 04.
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European Marine Biological Resource Centre
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New legal frameworks related to the use of genetic material have been introduced to protect biodiversity and the sovereign rights of the countries over their natural resources and traditional knowledge (Convention on Biological Diversity - CBD). These new rules and regulations will help eradicate biopiracy on genetic resources, and ensure that any benefits derived from the utilization of national genetic material, is passed back to the country of origin (Nagoya Protocol). However, these new rules have imposed considerable legal and administrative burdens on scientists exploring the biodiversity, particularly in the academic sector. Moreover, these new rules complement those regulating the access to the sea under national jurisdiction (ie. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in Exclusive Economic Zones) and protected areas (e.g. Antarctic Treaty System). One aim of the EMBRC preparatory phase 2 project is to facilitate access to and use of marine biological reso.....
PublisherEuropean Marine Biological Resource Centre
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
CitationManou, Dimitra, Pade, Nicholas, Kervalla, Anne-Emmanuelle (2016) Best Practice Guidelines on Access and Benefit Sharing for EMBRC Deliverable 3.1). Version 04. European Marine Biological Resources Centre, 24pp. & Annexes. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1892
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