ABS Initiative activities encompass a wide range of topics. This reflects the fact that Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is not a stand-alone "product" but is interrelated to many other sectors on the national and international levels.
In fact, the operability of ABS depends on how the concept is integrated into other fields and how those feed into the concept of ABS.
Here are the most important fields ABS reaches into:
- Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA)
- Integrating IPLCs
- Intellectual property rights (IPR)
- Marine bioprospecting