Trade in biological resources and the commercial utilization of genetic resources are distinct concepts, however a significant amount of confusion exists among those focusing on developing and implementing national policies and legal frameworks on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (ABS). This confusion is compromising the effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS.
With over 115 Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, many countries are now developing national ABS frameworks to implement their obligations. This Webinar, organized by the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project in partnership with UNCTAD on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 16:00 (Istanbul time) provides conceptual clarity on how trade in biological resources is different from commercial utilization of genetic resources, current implementation challenges in countries that have not clearly differentiated the two, and ways and means to distinguish the concepts in the interest of conservation and sustainable management of resources.
With the moderation of Dr. Claudio Chiarolla, Regional Project Specialist for the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, presenters with significant experience working on these issues will provide the participants with information on the concepts of BioTrade and ABS, and case studies on the application of these concepts in practice.
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