Publications of the ABS Project

EPLP No. 54
Accessing Biodiversity and Sharing the Benefits: Lessons from Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity Edited by Santiago Carrizosa, Stephen B. Brush, Brian D. Wright, Patrick E. McGuire, 2004 Also available in Chinese (2006)

EPLP No. 57
Explanatory Guide to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Gerald Moore and Witold Tymowski, 2005 Also available in French (2007) and Spanish (2007)

The ABS Series

EPLP 67, No. 1
Addressing the Problems of Access: Protecting Sources, While Giving Users Certainty Jorge Cabrera Medaglia and Christian López Silva, 2007

EPLP 67, No. 2
Beyond Access: Exploring Implementation of the Fair and Equitable Sharing Commitment in the CBD Morten Walløe Tvedt and Tomme Young, 2007

EPLP 67, No. 3
A Moving Target: Genetic Resources and Options for Tracking and Monitoring their International Flows Manuel Ruiz and Isabel Lapeña, editors, 2007

EPLP 67, No. 4
Contracting for ABS: The Legal and Scientific Implications of Bioprospecting Contracts Shakeel Bhatti, Santiago Carrizosa, Patrick McGuire, Tomme Young, editors, 2007

EPLP 67, No. 5
Covering ABS: Addressing the Need for Sectoral, Geographical, Legal and International Integration in the ABS Regime Tomme Young, editor, 2007

Translations of The ABS Series into French and Spanish are forthcoming. The project continues to seek funds and other support for translation of the books into other languages. Interested persons and organizations may contact the Environmental Law Centre for more information:

Daniel Klein, Legal Officer
IUCN Environmental Law Centre
Godesberger Allee 108-112
53175 Bonn

A wider range of publications from the Environmental Law Centre can be found online:

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