Theme: Development and Sustainability

A pilot to improve genetic resources traceability through blockchain technology launched by the UNDP GEF Global ABS Project

The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project initiated the design of a pilot project to develop the application of blockchain technology and smart contracts to improve the traceability of the utilization of genetic resources and traditional knowledge around the world, through a system that involves the entire ABS value chains, from the providers of the genetic resources …

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The Global ABS Conference 2020: an online event to discuss the vision of the ABS we all need in the next decade

October 29, 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from their utilization (ABS). This year also marks the end of the Decade on Biodiversity and the Aichi Targets (2011-2020). The 15th Conference of the Parties …

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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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ABS Biodiscovery Case in China

Dendrobium nobile, known as Shi Hu in Chinese, is a Orchidaceae species that has been recognize for decades for its unique curative properties. It is cultivated and harvested by Dai People and Hani People at the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province, China, and has been used on treatments for diabetes, stomach and kidney …

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ABS Biodiscovery case in Mexico

The local development of an herbal product for the cosmetic industry is guided by traditional knowledge under the Nagoya Protocol.

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