Actions and Detail Panel
Access and Benefit Sharing: Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in the UK
Tue 21 February 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is an international instrument which entered into force on 12th October 2014. Companies and organisations that use genetic resources (plant, animal, microbial material) and traditional knowledge associated with those resources in their research and development programmes may be required to seek access consent from the country of origin and agree terms on which they use the material. Regulatory Delivery is responsible for implementing and enforcing ABS legislation in the UK and as part of their awareness raising and engagement programme, will provide an overview of the obligations of those in scope of the Regulation and the tools and mechanisms available to support compliance
Ms. Katie Beckett is ABS Project Manager for the UK Regulatory Delivery. She will discuss with students her work on the application and enforcement of the Nagoya Protocol in the UK.