Theme: ABS Legal Frameworks

Specific topics for this theme:

  • ABS clearing house
  • National ABS regulations
  • GR monitoring
  • Intellectual property
  • Synergies with other ABS inititives

Theme: ABS Legal Frameworks

This theme covers the topics related to regulations, ABS-CH, GR monitoring, intellectual property and sinergies.


To exchange knowledge, experiences, good practices and lessons learned on establishing and implementing ABS legal frameworks at the national and/or regional levels including through legal, policy and administrative measures.

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This thematic area considers the key obligations of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS and their implications for policy makers, indigenous and local communities, researchers and the private sector.




Topics covered

  • Setting the scene: Overview of ABS under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol
  • Access to genetic resources: PIC, MAT and IRCC
  • Access to traditional knowledge associated to genetic resources held by indigenous peoples and local communities
  • Benefit sharing obligations and ABS agreements
  • Compliance measures: Checkpoints and compliance measures
  • Intellectual property and ABS: how the intellectual property system can support national ABS frameworks

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