Further Reading

We’re continuously updating this list of useful online documents to ensure you have access to trustworthy and up-to-date information.

General Guides, Manuals, Brochures and Handbooks

Introductory Brochure about the Nagoya Protocol

http://www.abs-initiative.info/fileadmin//media/ABS_Simply_explained/Nagoya_Protocol/CARICOM_Secretariat_Nagoya_Protocol_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Communication and development of Access and Benefit-sharing principles

-Includes useful tools and tips for how to communicate and understand in order for benefits to be developed through a two-way dialogue.

http://www.abs-initiative.info/fileadmin//media/Knowledge_Center/Pulications/CEPA/Guide_-_Strategic_Communication_ABS_-_ABS_Initiative_-_EN_-_201601.pdf

Domestic measures to be Nagoya Compliant

Here are submitted access cases from around the world that show how the Competent National Authority should be utilized to regulate ABS. Several of these have become use-cases on our website.

http://www.abs-initiative.info/fileadmin//media/Knowledge_Center/Pulications/VILM_ABS_Dialogues/Vilm_ABS_Dialogue_2018_-_Report.pdf

Decision-making tool for implementing the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

https://www.bioversityinternational.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Decision_JCBP_2018.pdf

Official pages that curate treaties, strategies, education materials, and action plans

United Nations Treaties Page

Who has signed the Nagoya Protocol and what were their declarations? This daily updated page from the United Nations includes the additional declarations countries made when they signed. In some cases they clear up vague language, in others, they specify whether the starting date of enforcement 2014 or 1993 is honored by a country. 

https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=XXVII-8-b&chapter=27&clang=_en

Strategies for building Capacity Development

Read Annex I

https://www.cbd.int/decision/np-mop/default.shtml?id=13408

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP)

Each country that signed the Nagoya Protocol was tasked to develop an NBSAP to help slow biodiversity loss and broaden access to benefits. These plans are useful to learn how the Protocol is shaping action at the nation level.

https://www.cbd.int/nbsap/default.shtml

Access and Benefit Sharing Initiative “Knowledge Center” 

A huge database of official documents from around the world on all things relevant to the Nagoya Protocol

http://www.abs-initiative.info/knowledge-center/

Explanations of the Nagoya Protocol from a natural products point of view

Union for Ethical BioTrade, an international non-profit organisation

-Addresses frequently asked questions about the Nagoya Protocol relevant for companies working with natural ingredients:

https://unctad.org/meetings/en/Contribution/ditc-ted-03122016-IVcongress-UEBT-FAQ-Nagoya%20protocol.pdf 

The CBD explores capacity building initiatives and gaps in the consumer markets:

https://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2019/pr-2019-05-20-UEBT-CBD-en.pdf

Botanical industry market: outlook on how working with Nagoya and ABS will be advantageous

http://www.abs-initiative.info/fileadmin//media/Knowledge_Center/Pulications/Sectoral_Briefs/Sectoral_Brief_-_Botanicals-_2015.pdf

ABS and BioTrade: How (not) to be a biopirate

http://www.abs-initiative.info/fileadmin//media/Events/2016/17_August_2016__Bonn__Germany/FATA_2016_-Documentation_Event_ABS_Initiative_2016-08-29.pdf

 

Natural History Collections Management

Taxonomic collections and ABS regulations

https://cetaf.org/services/natural-science-collections-and-access-and-benefit-sharing

Microbial Culture Collections Management and Research

World Data Center for Microorganisms guide to the Nagoya Protocol

http://bccm.belspo.be/documents/files/projects/trust/trust-handbook-march-2016.pdf

The U.S. Culture Collection Network Responding to the Requirements of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/54811

Anthropological Research, Traditional Knowledge, Cultural Sovereignty

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