News and Updates
ESA Webinar March 26, 2020 – Introduction to the Nagoya Protocol and this website!
“What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research”
Presented By: Patrick Reilly, U.S. Department of State; and Rachel Meyer, University of California, Santa Cruz
Watch the recording here.
Webinar about the Nagoya Protocol from the US Government
The American Institute for Biological Sciences presents a webinar presentation by Patrick Reilly from the US State Dept titled “LIFE FINDS A WAY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT“. In case you missed it, you can watch the video HERE.
China to host the meeting where the new decadal biodiversity targets will be drafted
The upcoming Conference of the Parties, where ~200 countries gather to coordinate action plans to slow the incredible loss of biodiversity worldwide, will be hosted by China in November 2020. Read an overview of the process and history of these meetings, as well as benchmark achievements and failures, HERE.
To see where the Conference of the Parties have been in the past, and what their all about, check out THIS PAGE from the United Nations.
Rooibos tea: profits will be shared with Indigenous communities
Nature Publishing covered the agreement finally reached between the Khoi and San people and the South African government to share the benefits of the rooibos tea industry. Rooibos is a traditional beverage and medicine from Southern Africa. Read the article HERE.
The Botanical Society of America announces financial support for learnnagoya.com
The BSA Board of Directors agreed to provide $2500 to support the development of this website. Thank you! As a community of practice space to help each other, we appreciate societies backing the website and sharing it with their members.
Societies are contributing funds to help build this website!
We recently received support from the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, the Phycological Society of America, and the American Society of Mammalogists. Thank you for your support!
The Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity this July
Read CBD Executive Secretary Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer’s opening statements HERE.
The report produced at the conference will be soon available HERE.
From the conference website:
“Since 1993 Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity have created opportunities for increasing understanding amongst stakeholders about issues on the biodiversity agenda. They allow those involved in setting the agenda to learn and to share views and experiences with their peers.
The ninth Trondheim Conference will bring together decision-makers and experts from around the world to learn about and discuss knowledge and know-how for the global post-2020 biodiversity framework. The Conference will directly support the process established by the Convention on Biological Diversity for preparing this framework, with opportunities for major players to discuss key issues informally outside of the negotiation process.”
We’re new and under construction
This learning portal is under construction! We will be launched and fully functional in May, in time for conference season!
Connecting with Nagoya Protocol and International Treaty Experts
We are working with colleagues at the Global Genome Biodiversity Network who have developed great resources for understanding the Nagoya Protocol. Check them out! GGBN ABS FAQ
We need your input!
Researchers, teachers, and collections managers are contributing photos and stories of their experiences setting up agreements and collaborations around their own biology research and resource development. Old and new stories welcome. Please contribute and join the community! Get in touch.