On June 23rd, the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project launched “Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. Theory to Practice under the Nagoya Protocol”, a publication that 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 Africa, the Arab States, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.
In this launch event, high level authorities, experts and practitioners from Cambodia, India, Jordan, Samoa and South Africa discussed the legal, ecological, economic and social impact of their national ABS regimes along with scientific innovations developed under the Nagoya Protocol implementation:
- Dr. Vinod Mathur, Chairperson at the National Biodiversity Authority of India;
- Mr. Khorommbi Matibe, Chief Director of Biodiversity Economy & Sustainable Use at the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa;
- Dr. Mustafa Al-Shudiefat, Director of Programs at the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan;
- Dr. Somaly Chan, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia and ABS National Focal Point;
- Ms. Frances Reupena, CEO of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Samoa;
- Santiago Carrizosa, UNDP Global Lead on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing.
Download the publication here.
View the recording of the book launch here.
Access the presentation shared by Dr. Mustafa Al-Shudiefat, Director of Programs at the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan here.
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