The island signed the agreement designed to effectively implement one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Cuba has now become one of the 66 countries to adhere to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of BenefitsArising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity after recently ratifying the agreement before the United Nations (UN).
The Environment Directorate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment reported to Granmathat the agreement is designed to effectively implement one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity which provides a transparent legal framework for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
After six years of intense negotiations, the protocol was finally adopted during the Conference of the Parties held in October 2010, in the Japanese city of Nagoya.
Cuba also ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity since it was established in the 1992 Earth Summit, held in Río de Janeiro, aimed at the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components.