The Convention on Biological Diversity: What is it and why should botanists care?
Davis, Kate , Williams, China .
The CBD for Botanists.
In the last 10 years since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force, biologists have experienced complex and often bewildering political changes to their working environments, with very practical implications. There are conflicting pressures to understand, comply with and adapt to new laws and policies as they develop, while keeping institutional collections and research programmes running within tight budgets, and most information on the CBD is not very accessible to those who need to implement its provisions. We aim to provide a basic introduction to the CBD and its relevance and implications for botanists working in the field, the lab and the herbarium. We focus particularly on the issue of access to genetic resources and fair and equitable benefit-sharing, and explore ideas and examples of CBD-friendly practice, drawing in part on our experiences of CBD implementation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
1 - CBD Unit, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Convention on Biological Diversity
access to genetic resources
Presentation Type: Symposium
Location: Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
Time: 1:15 PM