Focusing on the Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) three objectives – conservation, sustainable use, and benefit-sharing – the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) is expected to unite all actors in fighting unprecedented biodiversity loss. A side event held during the UN Biodiversity Conference reflected on implementation of the third objective and related capacity development challenges under the forthcoming GBF. It also elaborated on what, in relation to access and benefit-sharing-related capacity development, should be improved under the future GBF.
This 9 December event themed, ‘Addressing the ABS Challenges of the GBF: On What Can We Build?’ discussed the German-supported Acceess and Benefit-sharing Capacity Development Initiative (ABS Initiative), which is now active in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. The ABS Initiative provides a discussion platform for providers and users of genetic resources, amid the increasing importance of broadening stakeholder engagement, especially to include Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) and the private sector.
During the event, Nagoya Protocol Unit Head, Taukondjo Shikongo, CBD Secretariat, emphasized the need to: build Indigenous research capabilities; make the appropriate links between ABS and the discourse around digital sequence information (DSI); and measure and report on progress towards the monetary and non-monetary benefit-sharing of genetic resources. Noting…
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