2019-2020 inter-sessional period

Study related to Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol

In decision NP-3/13 (paragraph 5 (a)) the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to commission, subject to availability of resources, a peer-reviewed study to identify specific cases of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources that occur in transboundary situations or for which it is not possible to grant or obtain prior informed consent.

The tentative timeline for this study is as follows:

Date Activity
March 2020 Peer review of commissioned studies (see notification 2020-028 of 10 March 2020) and extension of deadline (see notification 2020-030) of 19 March 2020
July 2020 Final study made available for consideration by the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation
early November 2020 Third Meeting of Subsidiary Body on Implementation

The study is made possible thanks to financial support from the European Union, Belgium and South Africa.

Peer review of the study related to Article 10:

The study related to Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol is closed for peer review comments.

The draft Study is available for download: Study to Identify Specific Cases of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources that Occur in Transboundary Situations or for Which it is not Possible to Grant or Obtain Prior Informed Consent

Due to a technical error, the study document was replaced with an updated version. The line/page numbering did not change.

The deadline for peer review was April 9 2020. Please note that the peer review is closed for this study. Comments or revised comments received after the deadline are posted for reasons of transparency, however they will not be considered in the revised study.

Please note that the document is a draft, for comments only, and not for citation or other uses.

The peer-review comments received by the Secretariat are listed in alphabetical order:

Parties to the Nagoya Protocol
Submission by received

Belarus 23 March 2020
Belgium 2 April 2020
Bulgaria 19 March 2020
China 1 April 2020
Côte d'Ivoire 24 March 2020
Ecuador 6 April 2020
European Union 6 April 2020
Guyana 27 April 2020
Japan 6 April 2020
Madagascar 11 March 2020
México 6 April 2020
Spain 6 April 2020
Switzerland 31 March 2020

Other Governments
Submission by received

Canada 1 April 2020
Colombia 6 April 2020
Costa Rica 6 April 2020

Organizations and Stakeholders
Submission by received

BASF 6 April 2020
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities 6 April 2020
Euroseeds 6 April 2020
Fledge 17 March 2020
GSS Sustentabilidade e Bioinovação 6 April 2020
International Chamber of Commerce 3 April 2020
International Fund for Agricultural Development 6 April 2020
Japan Bioindustry Association 6 April 2020
Researchers from Kerala Agricultural University and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment 6 April 2020
Leibniz Biodiversity Research Alliance (VBIO) and German Life Sciences Association (LVB) 6 April 2020
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Austria) 6 April 2020
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 6 April 2020
United Nations Environment Programme Law Division 7 April 2020
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Seas, United Nations Legal Affairs 14 April 2020
Joseph Henry Vogel 23 March 2020
Wellcome Sanger Institute 8 April 2020

A compilation of comments received and how they were addressed: