BfN Schriften 126 - Users of Genetic Resources in Germany: Awareness, Participation and Positions regarding the Convention on Biological Diversity
The study focuses on German companies and research institutions which use genetic resources. The objective of the study is to identify German users and their level of awareness, experience and positions regarding the regulations associated with the agreement and to inform them on the CBD process concerning ABS.
As main part of this study we conducted a survey which analyzes the actual involvement of different sectors and the users’ level of information and awareness. The second purpose of the survey was the distribution of information among the several sectors. Furthermore the survey should study the channels by which the different user groups receive their information, as well as the methods which German users choose to obtain genetic material.