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Studies and research reports

Genetic resources for food and agriculture

  • Leaving Room in the CBD’s ABS Protocol for the Future Development of Specialized Access and Benefit-Sharing Arrangements (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/19)

  • The Importance of Recognizing the International Treaty in the CBD’s Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/18)

  • Framework Study on Food Security and Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/9)

  • The Use and Exchange of Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/10)

  • The Use and Exchange of Forest Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/11)

  • The Use and Exchange of Aquatic Genetic Resources for food and Agriculture - Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/12)

  • The Use and Exchange of Microbial Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/13)

  • The Use and Exchange of Biological Control Agents for Food and Agriculture - Submission by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/14)

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Biodiversity and the Patent System: Towards International Indicators (ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), Lancaster University, United Kingdom) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/5/INF/6)

  • Analysis of Options for Implementing Disclosure of Origin Requirements in Intellectual Property Applications - Submission by UNCTAD (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/4/INF/2)

  • Interrelation of Access to Genetic Resources and Disclosure Requirements in Applications for Intellectual Property Rights: Report of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/4/COP/8/INF/7)

  • The Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity - Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made - Submission by the WTO Secretariat (UNEP/CBD/COP/8/INF/37)

  • Update on the Activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP/CBD/COP/8/INF/41)

  • Global Status and Trends in Intellectual Property Claims: Genomics, Proteomics and Biotechnology (Submission by the EC) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/3/INF/4)

International Regime

  • Balancing Building Blocks of a Functional ABS System (Submission by Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/8/INF/2)

  • The Role of Common/Open Source Licences in the International Regime on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (Submission by ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), University of Lancaster and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA)) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/8/INF/3)

  • Elements of an International Regime for the Recognition of National Regulations on Access to Genetic Resources (Submission by UNCTAD) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/7/INF/8)

Internationally recognized Certificate of Origin/Source/Legal Provenance

  • The Feasibility, Practicality and Cost of a Certificate of Origin System for Genetic Resources: Preliminary Results of Comparative Analysis of Tracking Material in Biological Resource Centres and of Proposals for a Certification Scheme (Submission by UNU) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/3/INF/5)

Traditional Knowledge and the International Regime

  • Draft Protocol: Indigenous Peoples’ Objections to the Current Text – A Call for Justice and Solidarity (submission by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) on behalf of the signatories) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/22)

  • Concerns Relating to CBD Process, Revised Draft Protocol and Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights (submission by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) on behalf of the signatories) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/9/INF/21)

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme