Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)Permalink / Shortlink
An introduction to the Convention on Biological Diversity for people working with botanical collections. It focuses on the issue of
The BONN GUIDELINES on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising out of their Utilization
The Guidelines identify the steps in the access and benefit-sharing process, with an emphasis on the obligation for users to seek the prior informed consent of providers. They identify the basic requirements for mutually agreed terms and define the main roles and responsibilities of users and providers and stress the importance of the involvement of all stakeholders.