Regulatory measures on access and benefit-sharing for biological and genetic resources

National and regional perspectives from the Philippines, Singapore and ASEAN

Authored by: Lye Lin-Heng , Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio

Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138693302
eBook ISBN: 9781315530857
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315530857-13

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Abstract

The Convention on Biological Diversity was signed by many nations at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro in June, 1992. It entered into force on 29 December 1993, 90 days after the 30th ratification. It has three main objectives, namely:

The conservation of biological diversity.

The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity.

The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

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