How is the private sector responding...

...to the Biodiversity Convention?

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been in force since 1992. It lays down an international framework for the utilisation of genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefi ts arising from their use. But to see this issue primarily as a responsibility of the private industrial sector misses the point. The real issue here is the cross-border availability of mankind?s biological treasures.

Dr. Bernward Garthoff
Bayer CropScience AG
c/o Bayer AG- Leverkusen, Germany

Bernward.Garthoff(at)bayercropscience.com