The Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing: User-country measures and implementation in India

The Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing: User-country measures and implementation in India

User-measure requirements are the cornerstone of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity. These have come about as the result of hard, persistent pressure from developing countries on developed countries to take co-responsibility in making the access and benefit sharing regime functional. The degree of national implementation of the user measure requirements will thus be an important indicator of the success of the Nagoya Protocol. This report reviews these requirements and the situations as regards national implementation so far. It reviews the  status and options for India in its implementation and notes some future challenges.