Access to Genetic Resources & Benefit-sharing

ABS Protocol Reaches 64 Signatories [viewed]

CBD28 September 2011: The number of signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reached 64, following several additions on the margins of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters, New York, US.

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Event: Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), and supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It will focus on implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, particularly as it relates to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, as well as capacity-building needs and priorities.  

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Event: CBD Central Asia Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop is expected to address issues related to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing, the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, the Strategy on Resource Mobilization, and innovative financing for biodiversity and ecosystem services.  

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ABS Protocol Signing Ceremony Adds New Signatories [viewed]

CBD20 September 2011: The number of signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reached 54, following a number of additions during a signing ceremony held on the margins of the opening of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters, New York, US, on 20 September 2011.

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CGRFA Invites Comments on Concept Note for State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture [viewed]

September 2011: The Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has invited comments on the concept note of the first-ever report on The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture.

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SPC Announces Initiative to Conserve Forest Genetic Materials [viewed]

19 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has begun working with Pacific Island countries (PICs) to encourage regional conservation and the sharing of forest genetic materials, specifically germplasm of priority wood species, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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CBD Secretariat Publishes Quarterly Report of Convention [viewed]

CBD16 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the 53rd issue of the Quarterly Report on the Administration of the Convention, covering the period from 1 April-30 June 2011.

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CBD June Bulletin Highlights Meetings on ABS, NBSAPs, Biosafety [viewed]

CBD12 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published its Monthly Bulletin of Activities for June 2011, which includes reports on, among others, the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), and regional workshops on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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RRI, Oxfam Dialogue Highlights Linkages between Forestry, Climate Change and Food Security Issues [viewed]

9 September 2011: The Tenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue, which convened from 7-8 September 2011, in The Hague, the Netherlands, focused on common approaches to dealing with the challenges of food security and climate change.

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CBD COP Presidents Call for Nagoya Implementation [viewed]

7 September 2011: Representatives of past and future Presidencies of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have issued a call for "urgent action on the implementation of the successful Nagoya Outcomes."

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