Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing in the Pacific Islands region
Dr Carolina Lasen Diaz
FIELD - Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
Host Country Institutions:
SPREP - South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, WWF - South Pacific Program
http://www.field.org.uk/biodiversity_pg9.php and www.pacificbiodiv.org
New Zealand (Cook Islands), Vanuatu
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.
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.
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