GEF investments in support of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)
"The GEF supports one of the three fundamental objectives of the CBD: to allow parties to determine the Access to genetic resources, and to ensure that the Benefits arising from their utilization, are Shared in a fair and equitable manner (ABS for short).
Global Multilateral Benefit-Sharing Mechanism (Article 10)
Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol requires the Parties to consider the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism to address the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from the utilization of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources that occur in transboundary situations or for which it is not possible to grant or obtain prior informed consent.
Herramientas didácticas sobre ADB / ABS didactic tools:
Awareness-raising material on ABS
Raising awareness of the importance of genetic resources, traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and related access and benefit-sharing issues has been recognised as essential to promote the early ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.
Biocultural Community Protocols Toolkit
Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (the Toolkit) is intended to support communities to secure their rights and responsibilities and strengthen customary ways of life and stewardship of their territories and areas. It is directed primarily towards facilitators from the communities themselves or from supporting organizations with whom they have long-standing and positive relationships. Versión en español.
Access and Benefit Sharing Management Tool (ABS-MT)
With the support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Stratos Inc., in cooperation with Geoff Burton and Jorge Cabrera, has updated the Access and Benefit Sharing Management Tool (ABS-MT) to address the new requirements of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
El CDB para botánicos
Una introducción al Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica para personas que trabajan con colecciones botánicas
Documentos de UICN / IUCN:
IUCN Guides on ABS An Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing