Greenland’s Parliament has adopted a new law (2016/101) that revises the rules on companies’ access to genetic resources.

Approved by the Greenlandic home rule Parliament June 1, the law introduces aspects of the 2010 Nagoya Protocol, which concerns access to genetic resources and the sharing of their benefits, into domestic law.

While officially part of the Kingdom of Denmark, Greenland is a self-governing territory with its own Parliament and laws.

The term “genetic resources” refers to genetic material derived from...