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Virtual Library of the ABS Clearing-House

The Virtual Library of the ABS Clearing-House hosts a wide variety of resources relevant to access and benefit-sharing and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, including books, documents, capacity-building materials, meeting or conference proceedings, videos, news services, websites and databases, etc.

Anyone with a CBD account can upload information to the Virtual Library. Click here to get a clearing-house CBD account.

Countries, indigenous and local communities, international and non-governmental organizations, research institutions and business can share through this platform relevant ABS information.

For instance, research institutions and private sector organizations can share information on model contractual clauses, codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices and/or standards. Indigenous and local communities can include information such as community protocols and procedures or customary laws.

When registering a record, users are encouraged to select the relevant thematic areas for the resource being included. The thematic areas selected will determine how the record will be displayed when conducting searches in the ABS-CH. Visit the ABS CH and start searching and registering information in the Virtual Library.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to visit the Help section.

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