Notification 2021-063

Submission of views and new information on policy approaches, options or modalities for digital sequence information on genetic resources

Dear Madam/Sir, 

 

In accordance with decision 14/20 of the Conference of the Parties, the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework considered digital sequence information on genetic resources at the first part of its third meeting, held virtually from 23 August to 3 September 2021.

 

In line with the outcomes of that meeting, I am pleased to invite Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant stakeholders and organizations to submit views and new or additional approaches, options or modalities on how to address digital sequence information on genetic resources under the Convention and the Nagoya Protocol, based on but not limited to the information and elements contained in document CBD/WG2020/3/4 “Digital sequence information on genetic resources”.

 

The submissions will be taken into account, among other sources of information, by the Secretariat in updating the analysis of possible policy approaches, options or modalities (see Annex II of document CBD/WG2020/3/4) and in undertaking an assessment of these, based on a set of existing criteria (see Annex II of document CBD/WG2020/3/4), with a view to identifying potential advantages and disadvantages of each. 

 

Kindly submit this information as soon as possible, and no later than 30 September 2021 for full consideration. Please note that submissions should be sent through an official letter addressed to the Executive Secretary by e‑mail to secretariat@cbd.int

 

A compilation of the submissions received by the Executive Secretary will be made available to the Open-ended Working Group in advance of the second part of its third meeting, planned to take place in January 2022 in Geneva (Switzerland). 

 

I thank you for your cooperation and continued support to the Convention and its Protocols.

 

Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

 

 

    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

       Executive Secretary

To: ABS National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant stakeholders

2021-09-03

Action required by 2021-09-30

Subject(s): Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

Submissions

Parties

1.
2021-09-23
Submission by Costa Rica
2.
2021-09-29
Submission by Colombia
3.
2021-09-29
Submission by EU
4.
2021-09-29
Submission by UK
5.
2021-09-30
Submission by Australia
6.
2021-09-30
Submission by Brazil
7.
2021-09-30
Submission by Ecuador
8.
2021-09-30
Submission by Japan
9.
2021-09-30
Submission by Mexico
10.
2021-09-30
Submission by Switzerland
11.
2021-09-30
Submission by Uganda

Observers

1.
2021-09-20
Submmission by ITPGRFA
2.
2021-09-21
Submission by the Global Plant Council
3.
2021-09-24
Submission by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany
4.
2021-09-28
Submission by Prof. Vogel
5.
2021-09-29
Submission by CABI
6.
2021-09-29
Submission by the International Chamber of Commerce
7.
2021-09-30
Joint submission by DNFS, VBIO and Leibniz Biodiversitaet
8.
2021-09-30
Submission by Basecamp Research Ltd
9.
2021-09-30
Submission by DSI Scientific Network
10.
2021-09-30
Submission by EMBL-EBI on behalf of INSDC
11.
2021-09-30
Submission by IFPMA
12.
2021-09-30
Submission by IIFB
13.
2021-09-30
Submission by Japan Bioindustry Association
14.
2021-09-30
Submission by Leibniz Institut
15.
2021-09-30
Submission by Wellcome Sanger Institute
16.
2021-09-30
Submission by members of the Argentinian scientific community
17.
2021-10-06
Submission by the Brazilian Bar Association