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2/2. Guidance for resource mobilization for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization,
Recognizing that the mobilization of resources is essential to ensure the effective implementation of the Protocol,
Recalling Article 25 of the Protocol, Article 20 of the Convention and the Strategy for Resource Mobilization in support of the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention for the period 2008-2015,
Recognizing that specific needs, priorities and opportunities for resource mobilization with respect to the Protocol should be taken into account,
1.EncouragesParties to include consideration of resource mobilization for the Protocol in the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization in support of the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention for the period 2008-2015;
2.Requests the Executive Secretary and encourages Parties to pay particular attention to integrating considerations of resource mobilization for the implementation of the Protocol into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans;
3.Requests the Executive Secretary to include consideration of resource mobilization for the Protocol in the organization of regional and subregional workshops and other activities in support of the strategy for resource mobilization, including for indigenous and local communities;
4.Recommends that the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties take into consideration resource mobilization for the implementation of the Protocol in considering agenda item 4.1 (Review of the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization including the establishment of targets);
5.Also recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, at its first meeting, adopt a decision along the lines suggested in the annex below.

Annex

DRAFT DECISION FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES SERVING AS THE MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol,
Recalling Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Protocol which requires that the Parties take into account the provisions of Article 20 of the Convention in considering financial resources for the implementation of the Protocol,
Reaffirming the commitment of Parties to meet the obligations set out in the provisions of Article 20 of the Convention,
Recognizing that the Strategy for Resource Mobilization in support of the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention encompasses resource mobilization for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol,
Emphasizing that any new and innovative financial mechanisms are supplementary to and do not replace the financial mechanism established under the provisions of Article 21 of the Convention and Article 25 of the Protocol,
1.Requests the Executive Secretary to include consideration of resource mobilization for the Protocol in its activities in support of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization;
2.Encourages Parties to include the consideration of resource mobilization, including funding needs, gaps and priorities, as part of their planning processes towards the implementation of the Protocol, particularly by integrating such considerations into their national biodiversity strategies and action plans;
3.Encourages also Parties to direct domestic resources, in accordance with national circumstances, [including those generated through the successful implementation of access and benefit-sharing agreements] as well as through other new and innovative financial mechanisms, towards the implementation of the Protocol;
4.Further encourages Parties, other Governments, relevant organizations, the private sector and financial institutions to provide, in accordance with their capabilities, financial resources, including through new and innovative financial mechanisms, for the implementation of the Protocol and to include support to the implementation of the Protocol as a priority area for funding;
5.Encourages Parties to take appropriate measures within the governing bodies of relevant multilateral financial institutions and development organizations to ensure that due priority and attention is given to the effective allocation of predictable resources for the implementation of the Protocol;
6.Further encourages Parties to mainstream implementation of the Protocol in their development cooperation plans and priorities and in the national biodiversity strategies and action plans;
7.Encourages Parties and relevant organizations to raise awareness, particularly of high-level policy and decision makers, the business sector, and the relevant funding agencies, to the importance of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, and related access and benefit-sharing issues, in accordance with Article 21 of the Protocol, with a view to support the mobilization of resources for the Protocol;
8.Invites Parties and relevant organizations to submit information to the Executive Secretary on their experiences related to the mobilization of resources in support of the implementation of the Protocol, as well as on the status of funds mobilized;
9.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a synthesis of the information received regarding experiences related to the mobilization of resources to support the implementation of the Protocol and to provide an overview of the status and trends in funding for the consideration of the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol; and
10.Also requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a document on possible relevant sources of international funding to support the efforts by Parties to mobilize additional international financial resources for the implementation of the Protocol.

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