The Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing: User-country measures and implementation in India

The requirements to countries that genetic resources used within their jurisdictions shall comply with requirements for access in the countries providing the genetic resources are the cornerstone of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

6th of April 2016

These have come about as the result of hard, persistent pressure from developing countries on developed countries to take co-responsibility in making the access and benefit sharing regime functional. The degree of national implementation of the user measure requirements will thus be an important indicator of the success of the Nagoya Protocol.

A report authored by Christian Prip from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Charlotte van’t Klooster from the Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law reviews these requirements and the situations as regards national implementation so far. It reviews the status and options for India as a user country in its implementation and notes some future challenges.

The report can be donloaded here.

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