UEBT launches practical guide on equitable benefit sharing
UEBT press release, 22 May 2013

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Titled “Fair and equitable benefit sharing: manual for the assessment of policies and practices along natural ingredient supply chains” this guide produced by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) provides information on putting in practice benefit sharing in the sourcing of natural ingredients, in line with the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol. It explains the objective, terminology and practical implications of benefit-sharing requirements for companies and other organizations working with natural ingredients. It also outlines a participatory process to assess policies and practices on benefit-sharing, and identify strengths and weaknesses. Read the release … Download the guide [pdf] …

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