The Global ABS Community, the Community of Practice of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project announces that the following webinar is currently available on their platform: ABS & Digital Sequence Information (DSI).
Since the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Cancun, Mexico, the discussion on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their Utilization (ABS) has re-emerged, with a vengeance. The utilization through novel scientific methodologies of information and data relevant to biodiversity rather than using physical genetic resources is seen as possibly undermining the benefit sharing objective of the Convention, and therefore its integrity.
In this Webinar, four experts presented different approaches and practical examples of how the issue can be handled at the national level, without necessarily waiting for a multilateral solution at the international level.
To access the Knowledge Repository post where you can find the recordings, presentations and webinar agenda, please click on the link below.