IUCN Launches Explanatory Guide to Nagoya Protocol
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This Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing seeks to provide practical guidance for ABS implementation at the national level, and to facilitate understanding of Protocol's text and its legal obligations for Parties.

12 October 2012: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched “An Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing.”

The guide aims to facilitate understanding of the text of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as well as the legal obligations that arise for its Parties.

The Guide also provides practical guidance for ABS implementation at the national level. Translations of the Guide into Spanish and French will be available in the first quarter of 2013, IUCN notes. [IUCN Press Release] [Publication: Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity]

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