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10 Years of the Nagoya Protocol: Successes, Challenges and Moving Forward

  17 Dec 2022

10 Years of the Nagoya Protocol: Successes, Challenges and Moving Forward

The COP 15 high-level breakfast, moderated by Timothy Hodges, former Co-Chair of the Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), provided an opportunity to discuss actions in implementing and operationalizing the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in a mainstreamed, effective and practical manner, and to ensure full ratification of the Protocol by all CBD Parties.

Hodges noted that it takes courage and wisdom to reach decisions on policies that will determine the fate of mankind, opining that the Nagoya Protocol was the first global legally binding instrument on the implementation of sustainable development. He lauded the leadership of Japan, noting the role played by the country in the adoption of the Protocol at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the CBD (CBD COP 10).

Read more here: https://enb.iisd.org/10-years-nagoya-protocol-successes-challenges-looking-forward

 

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