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


14 Nov 2022
Q & A with Martha Mphatso Kalemba

Chief Environmental Officer at the Environmental Affairs Department in Malawi

08 Nov 2022
Q& A with Stephanie Paquin-Jaloux from Firmenich

Learn how Stephanie Paquin-Jaloux is leading the implementation of Firmenich's biodiversity strategy

Parties to the Nagoya Protocol

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National records

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06 Dec 2022 TERL2211180A/3

Gentiana lutea Origine : Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

06 Dec 2022 TREL2206915S/630

Stomoxys calcitrans Origine : Occitanie

06 Dec 2022 TREL2206915S/628

Panulirus versicolor Origine : Mayotte

06 Dec 2022 TREL2206915S/631

Bacillaceae Origine : Pyrénées-Orientales

Reference records

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The Bio-Cultural Community Protocol of the Ogiek peoples provides an insight into important social and cultural values of our people. It highlights and documents our traditional knowledge, way of life, customary laws and the key elements of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) when engaging with external actors such as government, research Institutions, pharmaceutical companies and other private investors.

29 Nov 2022 UNDP - Access and Benefit Sharing Exposure Stories (Sep 2018)

UNDP Case studies and stories from ABS implementation around the world.

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28 Nov 2022 Guidline and Toolkit for Access and Benefit Sharing of Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources in Rwanda (Apr 2019)

This document presents the toolkit and guideline for access and benefit sharing related to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources in Rwanda. The guideline has been informed by national laws, policies and regulations, stakeholder input and the Nagoya Protocol. The guideline does not change or supersede any existing legal rights or obligations of stakeholders as presented in national laws, orders and regulations.

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03 Nov 2022 Introduction to access and benefit-sharing (ABS) (Jan 2016)

With the support of the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity developed this introductory e-learning module on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS). The course is designed to provide participants with an introduction to one of the three overall objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources or access and benefit-sharing.

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