ABS Documents

Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing the
Benefits of Their Use in Canada: Opportunities for a New Policy Direction

  • This Discussion Paper seeks your views on how Canada should proceed on promoting the fair and equitable sharing of benefits gained from the use of Canadian genetic resources and how to improve access to these resources.

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ABS Policies in Canada: Scoping the Questions and Issues

  • This paper translates some of the key principles contained in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) into concrete issues that need to be considered from a Federal/Provincial/Territorial approach. It proposes a set of principles that will guide the access and benefit-sharing (ABS) policy development process at all levels.

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