Information obligations under the CBD (Art 15), Plant Treaty (Art 17) and PIP Framework (Arts 5 and 6)

8 June 2016, CGIAR Master Class, Charles Lawson

The United Nations' Convention and Biological Diversity, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations' International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources of Food and Agriculture and the World Health Organisation’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework each set out obligations to collect and share information about accessed genetic resources. This presentation outlined those obligations, contrasting the different schemes and highlighting the important role of confidential information and other forms of national regulation on the implementation of these schemes.


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