The database on access and benefit-sharing measures includes measures which have been taken by Governments or relevant organisations to assist with the implementation of access and benefit-sharing provisions of the Convention. The database covers a broad range of measures such as: national or regional strategies, policies, legislations, regulations, community management plans, guidelines or codes of conducts on access and benefit-sharing. It includes measures undertaken at the regional, national, sub-national, community or local level.
The CBD, also known as the Rio Convention provides a comprehensive framework for the triple objective of conserving biological diversity, using natural resources sustainably, and fairly and equitably sharing benefits deriving from the use of genetic resources. The latter objective is of particular importance to developing countries, as they hold most of the world