Promotion of the 8th Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity - COP-8 and the 3rd meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - MOP-3
Use of medicinal plants by local communities in north africa
This event will profile indigenous peoples' legal experiences (approx 3 to 5 cases) regarding the protection of traditional knowledge in various countries/regions / Este evento describirá las experiencias legales de los pueblos indígenas (aproximadamente, 3 o 5 casos) relacionadas a la protecc ...
Presentation of the results of a review of global trends in patent activity and their implications for debates surrounding ABS in the context of the emergence of the bioeconomy.
The presentation will cover the identification of the plant, methods of propagation, isolation of fractions from leaves and rhizomes, scale-up, study of the biological activity, patent policy, a survey of potential clinical targets and the way how the biological material has been protected. Spec ...
A MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING
To inform negotiation of an international instrument on access and benefit-sharing, the event will present lessons from the first ever agreement between indigenous communities and a CGIAR centre - the International Potato Centre - for repatriation of genetic resources. It will also present resea ...
Shedding light on the impacts of the WTO Hong Kong ministerial on the disclosure of origin debate.
ProBenefit is an interdisciplinary research project aiming at the implementation of the principles of the CBD. Its goal is to work out a model procedure for a fair and transparent sharing of benefits from the use of biodiversity in the Amazon lowlands of Ecuador through negotiations with the nat ...
Case presentation regarding ilegal access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge
The American BioIndustry Alliance takes seriously the issue of the equitable sharing of benefits related to genetic resource (GR) inventions and related traditional knowledge (TK). This panel will explore alternatives to the conventional wisdom on GR and TK to explore practical, meaningful alte ...
Analysis and experience exchange on the importance of Customary Law and its role in conservation and sustainable use of the biodiversity, as well as in the protection of the associated traditional knowledge.
How Revisions to the ABS Regime Can Impact/Resolve Conflicts over Misappropriation of GR
Australian APEC Study Centre, Monash University
The European Commission presents and explains the proposal by the European Community and its Member States to the World Intellectual Property Organization. There will be a brief presentation of the EC + MS proposal on disclosure or origin to WIPO followed by a question and answer session with p ...
Workshop to share business experiences and perspectives on ABS issues
Representatives from the Biotechnology Industry Organization will explain their recent guideline for bio-prospecting.
The Government of Canada, together with the Arctic Athabaskan Council and the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, hosted a workshop on access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge and benefit-sharing, in Whitehorse, Yukon, from March 15 to 17, 2005. The objective of the workshop, ...
a panel discussion concerning facilitated transboundary movement of biodiversity and traditional knowledge
Present the results of the third ABS Governance roundtable been held in november 2005 in Paris with the aim of identifying existing and potential mechanisms for ensuring compliance with the an international regime on ABS, ABS agreements and protection of sovereign and community rights.
Two 10 to 15 minutes presentations: 1. ABS: good practice for academic research on genetic resources 2. A guide to using the working draft ABS management tool Booklets describing these two tools will be available
Inter alia roundtable with experts discussing the implementation of ABS regulations and their impacts on biodiversity-related (basic) research activities.