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1 - The ABS Canada Initiative

from Part I - The Evolution of the ABS Policy Landscape in Canada
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Summary

This chapter has three objectives: (1) to explain the concept and context for access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in Canada, (2) to outline the undergirding methodology and process for the research that resulted in this book and (3) to provide a concise annotation of the component chapters and demonstrate their cohesiveness in tackling the global challenge of ABS over genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge through Canadian insights.

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ABS Canada, Report of Moncton Focus Group on Access and Benefit Sharing, 2015, online: www.abs-canada.org/resources/focus-group-reports/.
ABS Canada, Report of Ottawa Focus Group on Access and Benefit Sharing, 2016, online: www.abs-canada.org/resources/focus-group-reports/.
ABS Canada, Report of Saskatchewan, Focus Group on Access and Benefits Sharing, 2017, online: www.abs-canada.org/resources/focus-group-reports/.
Iskenisk Declaration on the Access, Use, and Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising Out of the Utilization of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in Canada (28 March 2011), online: http://mapcorg.ca/home/wp-media/ISKENISK.pdf.
Jamieson, Roberta, ‘Canada’s Original Promise: Still Waiting to be Fulfilled’, CBC Radio IDEAS series on Canada 150 titled Us and Them: Diversity, Division and the World of Difference, Podcast (July 2017), online: www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=&mediaIds=980547651597&contentarea=radio&subsection1=radio1&subsection2=currentaffairs&subsection3=ideas&contenttype=audio&title=2017/06/30/1.4185851-%E2%80%8Bcanadas-original-promise-still-waiting-to-be-realized&contentid=1.4185851.
Oguamanam, Chidi, ‘Genetic Resources & Access and Benefit Sharing: Politics, Prospects and Opportunities for Canada’ (2011) 22:2 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 87.
Oguamanam, Chidi and Jain, Vipal, ‘Access and Benefit Sharing, Canadian Indigenous Research Ethics Policy after the Nagoya Protocol: Digital DNA and Transformations in Biotechnology’ (2017) 3:1 Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 79.
Oguamanam, Chidi, ‘Documentation and Digitization of Traditional Knowledge and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Prospects’. In Kono, Toshiyuki (ed.), Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property: Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2009), 357.
Petkoutkoyek Statement on the Access, Use, and Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising Out of the Utilization of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in Canada (16 October 2015), online: http://mapcorg.ca/home/wp-media/Petkoutkoyek.pdf.