The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing

Biodiversity and the genetic material it contains are now recognised as being among the world s most valuable resources. Access to genetic resources and their commercial development involve a wide range of parties. Equitable partnerships are not only crucial to conservation and economic development, but are also in the interests of business and often required by law. In this book, the authors explain the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity on access and benefit-sharing, the effect of national laws to implement these, and aspects of typical contracts for the transfer of materials. K Ten Kate and SA Laird. Earthscan. 1999. 416 pp. ISBN 1 85383 334 7 £50 81.10 Earthscan Publications Limited, 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JN, UK. Fax: +44 171 278 1142 Email:

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Main Author: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Format: News Item biblioteca
Published: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 2000
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