Benefit-sharing and the Law: Unraveling the Nagoya Protocol and Mapping Other Opportunities for Benefit-sharing

Benefit-sharing and the Law: Unraveling the Nagoya Protocol and Mapping Other Opportunities for Benefit-sharing

On 27 February 2014, Dr Elisa Morgera and Elsa Tsioumani organised a side-event during the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity (Pyeongchang, Korea, 24-28 February 2014). The event provided an opportunity to introduce international stakeholders to the BENELEX project, as well as the findings of previous research conducted by Morgera and Tsioumani on benefit-sharing in the context of the Nagoya Protocol. Participants were invited to exchange ideas on the role of benefit-sharing in ensuring equitable, constructive and culturally appropriate legal arrangements to not only in relation to access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge, but also climate change and the sustainable management of forests, oceans and lands. The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Braulio Dias, and around 50 participants representing national governments, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and think tanks, participated in the event.

Photos: courtesy of International Institute for Sustainable Development/Reporting Services


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