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Infographic: Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refer to the way in which genetic resources may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared between the countries using the resources (users) and the countries that provide them (providers).

The providers of genetic resources are governments or civil society bodies who are entitled to provide access to genetic resources and share the benefits resulting from their use. ABS was included in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to facilitate the physical access to genetic resources and make sure that the benefits obtained from their use are shared equitably with the providers. It is vital that both users and providers understand and respect institutional frameworks such as those outlined by the CBD. These help governments of all countries establish their own national frameworks which ensure that access and benefit-sharing happens in a fair and equitable way

 

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