Access and Benefit Sharing Policy of Bhutan, 2014: draft

This Access and Benefit Sharing Policy is developed to guide access to Bhutan’s genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge and ensure the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their research and commercial utilization. It will also enable national capacity-building and contribute to the vision outlined in Bhutan 2020- A Vision for Peace, Prosperity and Happiness, that encourages the wise use of natural resources as a development asset to contribute to the sustainable social and economic development of the country and the benefit of humankind.