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Facing the Harsh Reality of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Legislation: An Industry Perspective

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BASF Belgium Coord. Center CommV, Innovation Center Gent, 9052 Gent, Belgium
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Parceval Pty, Wellington 7655, South Africa
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Firmenich SA, 1242 Satigny, Switzerland
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14Bisness Consulting Ltda., Brasilia 70756-530, Brazil
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F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, 4070 Basel, Switzerland
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East-West Seed Company, Inc., Bulacan 3008, Philippines
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Provital SAU, 08210 Barberà del Vallès, Spain
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., CH-4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
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Pierre Fabre Research Institute, Green Mission, 31035 Toulouse, France
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Academic Editor: Antonio Boggia
Sustainability 2022, 14(1), 277; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010277
Received: 21 November 2021 / Revised: 20 December 2021 / Accepted: 22 December 2021 / Published: 28 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainability, Biodiversity and Conservation)
Access and benefit sharing (ABS) is a framework which refers to a relatively recent type of legal requirements for access to and use of “genetic resources”. They are based on diverse national and regional laws and regulations, which mostly result from the implementation of the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its supplementary agreement, the Nagoya Protocol. Their ambition is to achieve fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of genetic resources as an incentive to conserve and sustainably use them. This paper describes the experiences, practical constraints and complexities encountered by users of genetic resources when dealing with ABS legislation, with a focus on users from the private sector. We provide insights on how ABS laws have fundamentally changed the way of working with genetic resources, in the hope that it inspires re-thinking of the ABS framework, to better support the overall objectives of the CBD. View Full-Text
Keywords: convention on biological diversity; access and benefit sharing; Nagoya protocol; industry perspective convention on biological diversity; access and benefit sharing; Nagoya protocol; industry perspective
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Michiels, F.; Feiter, U.; Paquin-Jaloux, S.; Jungmann, D.; Braun, A.; Sayoc, M.A.P.; Armengol, R.; Wyss, M.; David, B. Facing the Harsh Reality of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Legislation: An Industry Perspective. Sustainability 2022, 14, 277. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010277

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Michiels F, Feiter U, Paquin-Jaloux S, Jungmann D, Braun A, Sayoc MAP, Armengol R, Wyss M, David B. Facing the Harsh Reality of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Legislation: An Industry Perspective. Sustainability. 2022; 14(1):277. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010277

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Michiels, Frank, Ulrich Feiter, Stéphanie Paquin-Jaloux, Diana Jungmann, Axel Braun, Mary Ann P. Sayoc, Ricard Armengol, Markus Wyss, and Bruno David. 2022. "Facing the Harsh Reality of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Legislation: An Industry Perspective" Sustainability 14, no. 1: 277. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010277

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