The contribution of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) to the Sustainable Development Goals | ABSCH-VLR-SCBD-253097 | Virtual Library Resource | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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  published: 03 May 2021

The contribution of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) to the Sustainable Development Goals
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) have supported a research project to highlight how ABS contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. The project was carried out by UEBT, GeoMedia and the Institute for Biodiversity - Network. The first output of the project consists of an overview of key ABS related elements for each of the twenty cases selected by the project. It was made available in the form of a handout on the occasion of the global conference organized by the Secretariat of the CBD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol. The final project is a compendium that examines eleven of the twenty cases covered by the project in further detail. The case studies provide a description of the context in which ABS partnerships were developed in different regions of the world, including actors involved, the resources accessed and the process which led to ABS arrangements. Lessons learned and contributions to the SDGs are also examined for each of these cases. Section II of the compendium provides a synthesis and an analysis of key findings and conclusions with respect to lessons learned from these cases, emerging good practices and the contribution of ABS to the SDGs, based on information gathered from all the cases. These may provide useful considerations in future ABS implementation.
Valerie Normand & María Julia Oliva, Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) ( Susanne Müller & Suhel al-Janabi, GeoMedia GmbH ( Dr Nicole Nöske, Dr Luciana Zedda & Dr Axel Paulsch, Institute for Biodiversity Network (ibn) (
- Organization: Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)
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  • Providing technical guidance
  • Civil society organizations
  • General public
  • Government
  • National/Federal
  • Sub-national
  • Indigenous people and local communities
  • Intergovernmental organization
  • Media
  • Private Sector
  • Research / Academia
  • Ex-situ collections
  • 16. Nagoya Protocol on ABS
  • Key area 2: Capacity to develop, implement and enforce domestic legislative, administrative or policy measures on access and benefit-sharing
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