BfN Schriften 163 - Access and Benefit-Sharing of Genetic Resources Ways and means for facilitating biodiversity research and conservation while safeguarding ABS provisions
With regard to our first specific user group, the Botanic Gardens, two successful ABS policies which are already in place where presented: the Code of Conduct of the International Plant Exchange Network and the Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing.
From among the second specific user group of the workshop, the Academic Research community, mechanisms for compliance with ABS were presented by the Canadian Academic Research Community. Some Canadian universities and professional associations have developed codes of ethics for conducting genetic research.
In this sense, the workshop facilitated fruitful discussions and an in-depth exchange of a lot of new information within the two user sectors and through the dialogue with representatives of the mega diverse countries.