Host: Institute for Policy Innovation. The relationship between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Geneva-based organizations like the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization has garnered increasing scrutiny in recent years, particularly in the area of Access and Benefit Sharing. At the same time, little attention has been paid to the CBD’s substantial progress towards negotiation of a comprehensive International Regime to regulate sustainable use of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their commercialization. Join the Institute for Policy Innovation for a policy briefing in Geneva that will provide new perspectives on the ongoing CBD negotiations that recently reached consensus on a road-map to a comprehensive International Regime by 2010 and how Geneva-based organizations and national governments can best support the CBD in its comprehensive ABS mandate.
Added by insideronline on June 30, 2008