Biological diversity

Experts urge facilitating access to genetic resources

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Any international regime governing access and benefit sharing for genetic resources should facilitate cross-border exchange of resources and encourage both private and public investment in bio-trade, experts from the breeding and bio-trade sectors told a conference this week.

Nagoya Protocol requires legal certainty, ICC says

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ICC is calling on governments to ensure that implementation of a newly adopted, international agreement on access and benefit sharing, supports the investment and innovation necessary for the creation of benefits from genetic resources.

COP-9 talks make strides-business says

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ICC welcomed the outcome of the ninth meeting of the Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as a great step forward in addressing key matters, such as access and benefits sharing (ABS) and agricultural biodiversity.