Regional or National Measures

Norway
ABS Measures
  • Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
  • Act No. 37 relating to the management of wild living marine resources (Marine Resources Act)
  • Act No. 9 on patents (Norwegian Patent Act), as amended in 2004 and 2009.
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
    Ministry of Environment Art. 58, 63
    The King Art. 62
    Act No. 37 relating to the management of wild living marine resources (Marine Resources Act)
    Ministry of Fisheries Sec. 9
    The King Sec. 9
    Scope
    Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
    Geographical scope Art. 2
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
    Collection and utilization of genetic material obtained from the natural environment Art. 58
    Genetic material from other countries Art. 60
    Act No. 37 relating to the management of wild living marine resources (Marine Resources Act)
    Marine bioprospecting Sec. 9
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Act No. 37 relating to the management of wild living marine resources (Marine Resources Act)
    Sharing of benefits arising out of the use of marine genetic material Sec. 10
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
    Enforcement and sanctions 69-75
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
    Respect of PIC procedures in provider country Art. 60
    Other
    Act No. 100 relating to the management of biological, geological and landscape diversity (Nature Diversity Act)
    Genetic material in public collection (intellectual property rights) Art. 59
    Management of genetic material Art. 57
    Act No. 9 on patents (Norwegian Patent Act), as amended in 2004 and 2009.
    Disclosure of origin and prior informed consent in patent applications Sec. 8 (b)

    • United Nations
    • United Nations Environment Programme