ABSCH | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

The Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House (ABSCH) is a platform for exchanging information on access and benefit-sharing and is a key tool to facilitate the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. Learn more

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25 Nov 2021

Webinar on Proposed Headline Indicators for Access and Benefit-sharing (Nov 2021)

This webinar aimed to provide examples of national data collection systems related to access and benefit-sharing (ABS) and to reflect on potential challenges, and possible approaches and solutions, for the development of the headline indicators for ABS in the context of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. These indicators, related to Goal C and Target 13 of the first draft of the framework, are expected to cover: 1) monetary benefits; 2) non-monetary benefits; and 3) operational and effective national ABS measures.

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12 Nov 2021

Fairness, Equity and Efficiency for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol: Analysis of a Rodent, a Snail, a Sponge and a Virus

Case studies based on 4 different organisms to determine the best modality for ABS. We recommend that the Parties reaffirm the nature of the CBD and Nagoya Protocol (NP) as framework agreements. Decisions made at the COP can be revisited and reversed. The adoption of an alternative modality to bilateralism could even include a return to the “Common Heritage of Mankind” (Modality 5), which is just as much an expression of sovereignty as is the bilateral approach. Policy implications must be rendered into recommendations and the recommendations, into legislation. Appendix VI is a “Legal Elements for the ‘Global Multilateral Benefit-sharing Mechanism’ as contemplated in the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization”.

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02 Nov 2021


This handbook contains a summary of the legislative background for access to genetic resources and their by-products of Colombia, as well as technical considerations regarding the activities that represents access to genetic resources and their by-products in Colombia, what types of contracts Colombia has to grant the authorization for access to genetic resources or their by-products for species of Colombian origin, and how to fill the respective request for that authorization.

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