Symposia

S3.1 Symposium on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and the Nagoya Protocol (Closed)

Organisers:

Mr Dirk Neumann1, Ms Stephanie Carson2, Dr. Chris Lyal3, Dr. Peter Giere4, Ms Ana Casino5, Ms Anne Nivart6, Dr. Ole Seberg7, Dr. Hendrik Segers8, Dr. Lars Erik Johannessen9

1Bavarian Natural History Collections, Munich, Germany, 2American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States of America, 3Natural History Museum London, London, United Kingdom, 4Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin, Germany, 5Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities c/o Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, 6Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France, 7University of Copenhagen, Botanic Garden, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, 9Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Biodiversity research and Natural History Collections play a key role in the implementation of the CBD and NP. They access and share genetic resources, and provide and aggregate data and information that help to conserve biodiversity and use it sustainably. A key challenge is to reverse developing barriers, manage ABS effectively, and use the information generated to support CBD implementation. The CETAF Code of Conduct builds on established workflows from major CETAF members, and offers guidance and Best Practice supporting collections in their evaluation and adjustment of existing procedures.

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