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

National records


19 Jan 2022

Dr. Stefan Lütkes

Head of Division N II 1 Nature Conservation and Landscape Management Legislation Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection Robert Schumann Platz 3 53175 Bonn

National Focal Point Germany chm-nfp-de-238179-9
19 Jan 2022

M. Nicky Kingunia Ineet

Chef de Bureau Ministère de l'Environnement et Développement Durable Avenue Papa Ileo, (ex des Cliniques) no 15 Commune de la Gombe Kinshasa

18 Jan 2022

Ms. Mariko Kimura

Deputy Director Global Environment Division, International Cooperation Bureau Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8919

National Focal Point Japan chm-nfp-jp-246816-7

Reference records


23 Dec 2021

Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources guidelines for Data Accessibility and Benefit-Sharing.

Editorial guidelines for authors of Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources for reporting Data Accessibility and Benefit-Sharing.

21 Dec 2021

Facing the Harsh Reality of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Legislation (Nov 2021)

In the second paper, authors representing different industry sectors such as pharma, plant breeding, food and feed, flavours and fragrances, and personal care outline the challenges of the private sector with the current implementation of ABS. This paper aims at enabling a better understanding of the practical realities encountered by industrial users, and is hoped to stimulate constructive discussions on how to address these challenges, and how best to support conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Virtual Library Resource absch-vlr-scbd-258435-1
21 Dec 2021

A need for Recalibration of the Discussions on Access and Benefit Sharing (Sep 2021)

In the first paper, authors from academia, industry and the financial sector have joined forces and call for a “recalibration” of the international discussions on ABS, i.e. to carefully review the functioning of the current implementation of ABS and to redesign the ABS approach, to safeguard the creation and sharing of value.

Virtual Library Resource absch-vlr-scbd-258434-1