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ICNP 2 - Side Event Presentations

Tuesday 3 July 2012

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL: SOME EARLY EXPERIENCES FROM THE MEDICINAL PLANTS SECTOR IN INDIA

UNDP INDIA

This side-event aims at presenting early efforts undertaken in India to implement the Nagoya Protocol. GEF-UNDP-Government of India project on mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants diversity in three Indian State will serve as case study to examine innovative access and benefit sharing arrangements that can be developed within the framework of Nagoya Protocol implementation. The case study presented will also highlight the role of multiple stakeholders in the implementation of the provisions of the protocol and in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants through convergent efforts. Challenges and opportunities from these early experiences will be discussed by representatives of the federal government, state agency, community and folk healers.

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Wednesday 4 July 2012

IUCN EXPLANATORY GUIDE TO THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL ON ABS

IUCN - INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit are currently developing an Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the ABS Protocol and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Convention. Furthermore, it will provide guidance for the development of ABS legislation and implementation at the national level. The objective of this side event is twofold: - to present a third draft of the IUCN Guide; - to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the draft.

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FROM ACCESS TO UTILIZATION - PARADIGM SHIFTS INDUCED BY THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL

BERNE DECLARATION (EVB) CHURCH DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (EED) ECOROPA THIRD WORLD NETWORK (TWN)

The Nagoya Protocol brought several new concepts and approaches into the international ABS debate: the type of intended utilization will decide about the applicability of the Protocol's rules, the idea of strict separation of user and provider countries is abandonded, all Parties to the Protocol are obliged to ensure that genetic resources utilized in their countries have been accessed with a PIC and more. But the Protocol to a large extent lacks substantive provisions on mechanisms and procedures for national implementation of these new concepts. EED, TWN, and EvB will present their analysis of this paradigm shift and suggest approaches to build effective national ABS systems. Also, recent cases of biopiracy will be presented to underline the urgent need for effective national implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and closing of its loopholes.

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THE OUTCOME OF TOKYO SYMPOSIUM ON DOMESTIC MEASURES AND NEXT STEPS

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF JAPAN

The result of the International Symposium on Domestic Measures to Implement Obligations under the Nagoya Protocol held 8 March in Tokyo will be presented. In addition, some ideas for effective implementation of the Protocol will be presented to seek any other ideas, opinions and inputs. Expected audiences are mainly government officials who are in charge of their country’s domestic measures to ratify the Protocol. Participation of the other stakeholders who are interested in relevant discussions is also welcome.

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Thursday 5 July 2012

OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL ABS LEGISLATION IN LIGHT OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW

This event will highlight findings of a comprehensive CISDL report on National and Regional ABS Legislation funded by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and provide insights for countries looking to implement the Nagoya Protocol.

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ROOIBOS ROBBERY: A STORY OF BIOPROSPECTING IN SOUTH AFRICA

BERNE DECLARATION (EVB), NATURAL JUSTICE (NJ)

Movie:

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme