Book Launch: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. Theory to Practice under the Nagoya Protocol
June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2020 with a Global ABS Conference, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project. A community of nearly a thousand participants gathered for the event – among 95 panelists and 888 attendees from 115 countries- sharing the same conviction, that the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to be negotiated in China in 2021 must revamp implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and underscore the possibilities of genetic resources as drivers for sustainable development.
This online event, that will take place on June 23rd at 9 AM New York time, will launch “Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. Theory to Practice under the Nagoya Protocol”, a publication in which concrete examples of this vision are showcased. The book displays the outcomes of ABS implementation efforts undertaken by 24 countries and supported by the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project and national ABS projects, from six regions: Africa, the Arab States, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.
The publication underscores the importance of genetic resources to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, not only in terms of catalysers of processes for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, but also as drivers for the recovery during post-pandemic times.
In this launch event, high level authorities, experts and practitioners from 6 countries will discuss the legal, ecological, economic and social impact of their national ABS regimes along with scientific innovations developed under the Nagoya Protocol implementation.
“Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. Theory to Practice under the Nagoya Protocol” is a follow-up publication of the book ABS is Genetic Resources for Sustainable Development, launched at the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in 2018. The publication is available through the Global ABS Community, the community of practice of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, following this link.
- Zoom Protocol by the Moderator: Alejandro Lago, Manager of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project (5 minutes).
- Opening remarks by Santiago Carrizosa, Global Lead on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing, UNDP (10 minutes).
- Experts panel (50 minutes)
South Africa: Khorommbi Matibe, Chief Director of Biodiversity Economy and Sustainable Use (10 minutes).
India: Dr. Vinod Mathur, Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority (10 minutes).
Jordan: Mustafa Al-Shudiefat, Traditional Knowledge mapping Lead (10 minutes).
Samoa: Ms. Frances Reupena, CEO of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) (10 minutes).
- Q&A (15 minutes).