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Access and benefits sharing

Access and Benefits Sharing

Aichi Biodiversity Target Sixteen – Access and Benefits Sharing focuses on the Nagoya Protocol and equitable sharing of the benefits of biodiversity. It states: By 2015, the “Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization” (the Nagoya Protocol) – http://www.cbd.int/abs/ - is in force and operational, consistent with national legislation.

The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits, arising out of the utilization of genetic resources of biodiversity, is one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (http://www.cbd.int). The Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the Nagoya Protocol at its tenth meeting in Nagoya, Japan. The Nagoya Protocol provides a transparent legal framework for the effective implementation of fair and equitable benefits sharing of genetic resources. In order to achieve this target, countries will need to assess the opportunities and constraints involved in ratifying the Nagoya Protocol; understand the legislative, administrative and policy measures that will need to be in place to meet the obligations of the Nagoya Protocol, and implement these measures.

Target 16 indicators may include:

  • The number of Parties to the CBD that have ratified the Nagoya Protocol.
  • The degree to which countries have taken steps to implement the Nagoya Protocol, including efforts to: 
  • Define mutually agreed terms
  • Identify benefits sharing agreements
  • Establish a prior informed consent process for sharing traditional knowledge
  • Assess the current status of key species involved in any ABS agreements

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by Caroline Monja » 19 December, 2017 - 18:08
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by Caroline Monja
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Webinar: ABS as an Innovative Financing Mechanism: How to make it work? - Presentation, Recording And Resources
by Diego Ochoa » 11 November, 2016 - 21:16
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by john5 Kelley
18 June, 2018 - 02:27
Webinar: Clarifying BioTrade and ABS - Presentation, Recording and Resources
by Diego Ochoa » 19 October, 2016 - 05:15
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by john5 Kelley
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Supplementary Instructions for Funding Proposals Concerning Research Projects within the Scope of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
by NBSAP Admin » 21 January, 2014 - 05:30
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by Anonymous (not verified)
16 June, 2018 - 01:42
Access And Benefit-Sharing – Good Practice For Academic Research On Genetic Resources
by NBSAP Admin » 21 January, 2014 - 05:28
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by Anonymous (not verified)
16 June, 2018 - 01:42
Frequently Asked Questions on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)
by NBSAP Admin » 21 January, 2014 - 01:03
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by Anonymous (not verified)
16 June, 2018 - 01:42
Biodiversity Access and Benefit-Sharing Policies for Protected Areas: An Introduction
by NBSAP Admin » 11 January, 2014 - 06:25
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by Anonymous (not verified)
16 June, 2018 - 01:42
ABS-Management Tool: Best Practice Standard and Handbook for Implementing Genetic Resource Access and Benefit-Sharing Activities
by NBSAP Admin » 11 January, 2014 - 04:48
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by Anonymous (not verified)
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