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Equitably Sharing Benefits from the Utilization of Natural Genetic Resources: The Brazilian Interpretation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

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dc.contributor.author Pena-Neira, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dieperink, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Addink, H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:12:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:12:39Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-01-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-01-18 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4092
dc.description.abstract "This paper will focus on the way in which Brazil interpreted and applied the provisions of equitable and fair benefit-sharing provided for in the Convention on Biological Diversity. Brazil is one of the 'biospots' of the world, as the Amazon is an area of very great biological diversity. Besides, Brazil's interpretation of the Convention raised great commotion and resulted in a shift from the initially chosen private law approach towards a more public law approach. Therefore, the Brazilian experience may be an example for other countries. "The initial system that was set up in Brazil will be examined first. In this system, the emphasis was placed on private law. As a result of the legal and societal debate on the contract that was concluded between Bioamazonia (the institution in charge of the Brazilian genetic resources) and the Swiss multinational Novartis, this system was changed. We will analyse both the contract and the resultant changes. On the basis of this investigation, we can comment on the way in which the issue of equity has been specified in Brazil. As a consequence of these changes, the role of public law received more emphasis. Our analysis will specify the legal options and requirements a country has to deal with in the interpretation of the concept of fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of natural genetic resources." en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject genetic resources en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.title Equitably Sharing Benefits from the Utilization of Natural Genetic Resources: The Brazilian Interpretation of the Convention on Biological Diversity en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.submitter.email rshivakoti@yahoo.com en_US


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