BfN Schriften 126 - Users of Genetic Resources in Germany: Awareness, Participation and Positions regarding the Convention on Biological Diversity
Since the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations (CBD), the development and the implementation of national and regional access and benefit-sharing laws in biodiversity providing countries have been widely discussed and promoted.
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In the last years demands on user countries have been expressed more explicitly, urging them to stand up for the implementation of the CBD regulations on ABS. In their Cancun Declaration, the so-called Like- Minded Megadiverse Countries emphasized the fact, that they do not consider themselves capable of enforcing ABS without the support of the user countries. Therefore they call for the creation of an international regime, which induces user countries to also take adequate measures for the realization of ABS according to the CBD (Like- Minded Megadiverse Countries 2002).