COP 14: Webinar on challenges and opportunities for research and private sector investment
In the framework of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14), UNDP GEF Global ABS Project will held up this side event to facilitate discussion between government officials and the private sector involved in the use of genetic resources. This activity will be online live streaming. Register here to access the event.
UNDP supports a significant amount of global work to promote implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, improve the livelihoods of local communities and ensure the conservation of biological diversity that deliver multiple global and local development benefits.
Most of the countries where UNDP is implementing ABS projects have developed or are in the process of developing their national ABS legal frameworks in consultation with indigenous peoples, local communities and stakeholders.
While this implies that national research institutions and researchers participate in the ABS policy-making process, reality shows that there is an extremely low interaction between government officials and the that uses genetic resources. This side event will facilitate this discussion.
Beside encouraging discussion between government representatives that enforce ABS laws and the private sector that uses genetic resources, this activity intends to give an opportunity to national officials to underscore the newest developments on their national ABS systems that promote foreign investment and research in the biotech area based on the utilization of genetic resources.
This side event also aims to present the results of the Asian Regional exchange of experiences on ABS held in Cambodia, organized by UNDP with the generous support from the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and to launch the ABS Community of Practice hosted under this website.
Among the distinguished speakers that will participate of this event are Suziki, Director National Institute on Genetics; Santiago Carrizosa, Global Advisor on Access to Genetic and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Global Environmental Finance Unit; Alejandro Lago, Manager UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project; Fernando López, Project Associate UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project
To access this event register here.