Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

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.

Associated resources

  • Principles on Access and Benefit Sharing Guidelines

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / English
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / English
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (Russian)

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / Russian
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (Portuguese)

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / Portuguese
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (Spanish)

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / Spanish
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (German)

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / German
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (Chinese)

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / Chinese
  • Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (French)

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / French

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