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The Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing
A framework to help gardens and herbaria develop policies and procedures on access and benefit-sharing.
Background to the Principles
Set out in a one-page document, the ‘Principles’ aim to give guidance on all aspects of botanical institutions’ work related to getting access to material, and sharing benefits arising from use of the material. They were developed by an international group of 28 botanic gardens and herbaria from 21 countries. They provide a framework upon which individual institutions can design their own policies on the CBD – taking into account the particular work that garden does, and the particular laws and regulations of its national government.
If your organisation is interested in endorsing the Principles then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click for Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing developed by 28 botanic gardens and herbaria from 21 countries worldwide (also available in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish). The list of institutions that have endorsed the Principles can be seen here.
A document providing the Common Policy Guidelines and Explanatory Text to the Principles can be downloaded here (7mb). The explanatory text provides additional information on issues that were raised and discussed during the project and explains why the project participants settled on the language of the Principles and Common Policy Guidelines.