AHTEG on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
An Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources was established by COP decision 14/20
. The AHTEG had the mandate to:
- Consider the compilation and synthesis of views and information and the peer-reviewed studies;
- Develop options for operational terms and their implications to provide conceptual clarity on digital sequence information on genetic resources;
- Identify key areas for capacity-building.
The outcomes of the AHTEG will be considered by the open-ended inter-sessional working group established under decision 14/34
to support the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Recommendations by the open-ended inter-sessional working group on how to address digital sequence information on genetic resources in the context of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be considered by Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting.
A meeting of the AHTEG on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources took place between 17 to 20 March 2020
. The meeting was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union. The documents for the meeting of the AHTEG are available at the following webpage: https://www.cbd.int/meetings/DSI-AHTEG-2020-01
Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant organizations and stakeholders were invited to nominate experts to the AHTEG in accordance with decision 14/33
. The composition of the AHTEG was announced in notification 2019-096
The outcomes of the AHTEG can be found here in the AHTEG report 2020.