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6 webinars sobre conocimientos tradicionales y su valor para las personas y el planeta

Las comunidades locales y los pueblos indígenas han acumulado prácticas e innovaciones íntimamente vinculadas a la biodiversidad y a su uso sostenible, que han sido transmitidas de generación en generación. Ese acervo, arraigado a las identidades culturales y a los recursos genéticos, tiene un gran potencial en la creación de soluciones para el planeta y …

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4 Tools on Volunteering and its Contributions to the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

Volunteerism is a synonym of service for society’s development. Volunteers constitute an important element towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals, they promote union, cooperation, strength, and inspire people to keep working for a better future. For the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, the work of volunteers has not gone unnoticed. To promote this, the …

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5 Key Resources on Gender approach in Access and Benefit Sharing

In terms of biodiversity conservation women are key players. They maintain a tight relationship with genetic and biological resources, as users, managers, and custodians of the biological diversity. However, their role as part of decision-making processes at their communities is often limited. This issue prevent them from accessing the benefits derived from the use of …

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4 Must- Read Publications on the Nagoya Protocol for Policy Makers

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) commemorates its 10th Anniversary in October 2020. In this framework, the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project has prepared a series of articles, with the purpose of bringing this …

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Shifting to a sustainable life on Earth through Access and Benefit Sharing

The coronavirus outbreak is not just a health crisis. It is the biggest challenge of our time at an economic, social and political level. It is also a wakeup call for people and planet. The COVID-19 pandemic is extremely linked to Planet Earth´s emergency caused by the destruction of nature. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the acting Executive …

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Webinar on the Global ABS Community: sessions in English, Spanish, Russian and French

The Global ABS Community is the community of practice of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, implemented by the United Nations Volunteer Programme as a responsible party of the project. This online platform offers the opportunity to share knowledge, exchange experiences and disseminate information on the Nagoya Protocol implementation around the globe. The Global ABS Community, …

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Training on Negotiating and Drafting ABS Agreements under the Nagoya Protocol

A Regional Workshop of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol” The National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center (NBBC) of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, in partnership with the UNDP Country Office in Tajikistan, conducted a three-day …

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Webinar on Private Sector Experiences on ABS: Challenges and Recommendations

Private companies from the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agriculture, biotechnology and other sectors use genetic resources for the development of products that are essential to society and contribute to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Nagoya Protocol and national ABS laws and policies provide the guidance, rules and procedures under which these companies can access and …

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