The discrepancy in technology between the so-called developed and developing worlds underpins the Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS). The project addresses this long-lasting global environmental problem by highlighting the role of intellectual property in fair and equitable benefiting sharing. We use an “open-closed strategy” in order to avoid loss or degradation of genetic resources and related indigenous and local knowledge.
The proposed transdisciplinary approach consists of three pillars: culture and history; genetic analysis; and discourse analysis. Based on evidence collected, the open-closed strategy is formed in relation to self-governance practices, existing regulations, and market based approaches.▲PAGE TOP