Policy Brief 18, May 2015
The Nagoya Protocol: Main Characteristics, Challenges and Opportunities
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force in October 2014. Its provisions clearly reflect the need for countries to set up access and benefit sharing rules and procedures for the Protocol’s implementation at the national level. This policy brief aims at describing the main characteristics of the Protocol and highlights the main elements that developing countries need to bear in mind when considering its ratification and subsequent implementation. Importantly, the Protocol’s language empowers countries with considerable policy space that should be considered for the design of domestic access and benefit-sharing rules.
This article was tagged: Biodiversity, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Intellectual Property, Nagoya Protocol, Traditional Knowledge