The contribution of ABS to the Sustainable Development Goals

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The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) are supporting a research project to highlight how access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (ABS) contributes to conservation and sustainable use, as well as to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project is carried out by Geo Media, the Institute for Biodiversity Network (ibn) and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

It features a selection of ABS partnerships from different regions of the world. Based on these partnerships, which involve the use of genetic resources for commercial or scientific purposes, the project highlights lessons learned, emerging good practices and contributions to the SDGs. The first project output is now available and can be downloaded here 

Agustina Rato

Agustina Rato

Web Content and Communications Officer, UNDP – GEF Global ABS Project / United Nations Volunteer Component.

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