Answer a Short Survey on “Access and Benefit Sharing”

Call for Comments

Groups and individuals with an interest in Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) are encouraged to fill out a 5 minute survey on this important topic (see link below).

ABS is an emerging policy area, concerning “Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of their utilization”, in other words the balance of power between countries and communities where genetic resources exist (providers) and countries/entities that seek to use those resources (users) such as scientific researchers, pharmaceutical companies, etc.

This is a far-reaching issue that has the potential to significantly impact our lives and the lives of our children.

The survey is available for completion at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gsJWC1oV_2b5IcUTasJOuyxQ_3d_3d

For more information, go to: http://www.ec.gc.ca/apa-abs/index.cfm?lang=eng or http://www.cbd.int/abs/.

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