Proposals on amendments and additions to the legal normative acts for harmonization of the national legislation with the Nagoya Protocol were submitted to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. A response from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection was received (No.10-2-35/1831 of April 21, 2019) on including the proposals in the 2020 Plan for Regulatory Legal Acts. The proposals to make additions and amendments to the Cultural Code of the Republic of Belarus were submitted to the National Competent Authority (the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection) for their transmission to and consideration by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus (Annex 1 Belarus). (Level at 31 December 2019, end of the project in Belarus).

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection considered the proposals submitted to the Ministry in 2019 and decided to develop a Law on the Management of Genetic Resources. The proper conceptional note was submitted to the National Centre of Legislation and Legal of the Republic of Belarus at the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus. On January 4, 2021, the President of the Republic of Belarus signed a Decree “On Approval of the Draft Law Preparation Plan for 2021” (Annex 

2 Belarus), and in accordance with paragraph 38 of this Decree, the Institute of Cytology prepared the concept of the Law and sent it to the stakeholders for coordination of the concept with the interested state bodies (organizations) (level in March 2021).

Capacity Development

Increase by X% in the capacities of national and state competent authorities and related agencies to develop, implement, and enforce national ABS domestic legislation, administrative or policy measures for ABS – including a CHM, as measured by the UNDP ABS Capacity Development Scorecard:

  • 76.81% (level at 31 December 2019, end of the project in Belarus) (Annex 10 Belarus)

National Policy Measures

Number of national policy measures adopted for protecting TK, innovations and practices, and customary uses of biological and genetic resources:

  • The comparative analytical report related to the international and national regulation of access to traditional knowledge, including recommendations for improvement of Belarusian national legislation, was finalized. Legislative recommendations were submitted to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection for their consideration within the national ABS legal framework. Report on the developed awareness raising activities related to Climate and Biodiversity for selected stakeholders. (Level at 31 December 2019, end of the project in Belarus).

CHM Development

Number of countries with a national ABS CHM, an improved web page with relevant ABS information, or a national biodiversity CHM with ABS-related information:

  • The new platform of the national ABS CH was developed and operational: http://abs.igc.by/en/ (Level at 31 December 2019, end of the project in Belarus).   

National abs policy development

21 national ABS framework proposals drafted and submitted for approval to competent authorities.

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