Tag Archives: genetic resources

The importance of plant diversity in climate change adaptation: the unique role of ABS

Genetic resources offer a unique approach to climate change mitigation. In Canada, average temperatures over the last sixty years have increased by 1.5 degrees. As a whole, the climate has also become wetter based on trends indicating increased annual average precipitation.   This has impact on agriculture and food security. Plant genetic diversity can assist…
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Indigenous voices being marginalized at WIPO?

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is currently playing host to the 30th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore (backgrounder available here).   The meeting is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, where delegations from each of WIPO's 188 member states are in the process of negotiating language…
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Ottawa Focus Group

From May 5-6, 2016, ABS Canada held the second of three scheduled capacity-building workshops and focus groups on Access and Benefit Sharing with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples. The forum’s objectives included awareness-raising, capacity-building, and identification and discussion of issues relating to ABS in Canada from Aboriginal and other stakeholder perspectives. Insights collectively generated from this participatory forum…
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