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Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing in the Pacific Islands region


Ref: 8186
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Carolina Lasen Diaz
Lead Institution: FIELD - Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
Host Country Institutions: SPREP - South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, WWF - South Pacific Program
Start Date: 1999-07-01
End Date: 2001-06-30
Funding: £107,447.00
Website: http://www.field.org.uk/biodiversity_pg9.php and www.pacificbiodiv.org
Status: Completed
Regions: Pacific
Countries: New Zealand (Cook Islands), Vanuatu
Purpose: To support initiatives at the regional and country level in the Pacific to consider and, as appropriate, develop legal, policy and/or administrative measures to regulate access to genetic resources and ensure appropriate benefit-sharing within the meaning of the Convention on Biological Diversity and taking into account developments at the international level.
Outputs: 5 day regional workshop and 2 national workshops; Draft regional guidelines on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (ABS); 2 national draft ABS frameworks developed and discussed at workshops; 4 national, 3 local and 1 UK press release, 2 national TV announcements; informal network of people working on ABS issues.

Related Projects: Building legal and institutional capacity on biosafety in Chile, Access to genetic resources, benefit sharing and traditional knowledge in Chile, Conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity in Costa Rica

Documents:
Title: 08-186 Applic - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 8-186 FR Annex C - edited
Download: Meeting Report [pdf]

Title: 8-186 FR Annex B - edited
Download: Meeting Report [pdf]

Title: 8-186 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]