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Scenarios for consideration by national focal points of the Plant Treaty and Nagoya Protocol

  Scenarios for consideration by national focal points of the Plant Treaty and Nagoya Protocol (Bioversity International, SCBD, ITPGRFA, ABS Initiative, 2017/2018)


The scenarios presented in this collection are designed to help national focal points, competent authorities and others to develop clearly articulated, mutually supportive approaches to implementing the ITPGRFA and the Nagoya Protocol. Each scenario teases-out issues that frequently arise when countries are putting systems in place to operationalize both the agreements. In all of the scenarios it is assumed that the countries concerned are Parties to the Nagoya Protocol and the ITPGRFA.

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Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the context of human and animal health, and food safety: Q & A

  Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the context of human and animal health, and food safety: Questions and Answers (SCBD & WHO, 2018)


These Questions and Answers were developed to answer questions received regarding the sharing of pathogens in the context of implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

Business.2020 Newsletter: Special Focus on Access and Benefit-sharing

  Business.2020, November 2015
Special Focus on Access and Benefit-Sharing

Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol

  Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (IUCN, 2012)

Faciltates understanding of the legal obligations of the Parties under the Nagoya Protocol and serves as an adaptable tool for future ABS capacity-building and awareness raising initiatives.

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Strategic Communication for ABS Guide

  Strategic Communication for ABS: A Conceptual Guide and Toolkit for Practitioners (ABS Initiative, 2016)

Provides guidance on the role, relevance and use of communication for implementing ABS systems at the national level. Provides an overview of communication considerations, approaches and methods for the different phases of ABS implementation.


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