Theme: Genetic Resources and Biodiversity

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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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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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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.

ABS Biodiscovery Case in Myanmar

Local usage and marketing of wild gingers motivate research on ABS and proper conservation strategies, important for future forest management.

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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The power of biodiversity revealed

This year, the theme of the World Environmental Day is “Time for Nature”, a call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world. Now it is time to promote concerted efforts fostering transformative change, towards conservation of nature, restoration and its sustainable use. As per UNDP, the COVID-19 crisis …

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4 webinars sobre la implementación del Protocolo de Nagoya en América Latina

En los últimos años, la región latinoamericana ha liderado la protección de sus recursos genéticos y los conocimientos tradicionales asociados, al ajustar sus marcos legales y políticas públicas a las obligaciones emanadas del Protocolo de Nagoya sobre acceso a recursos genéticos y participación justa de los beneficios. En ese marco, cada país ha priorizado algunos …

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