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Nagoya Protocol


Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary , Agusan del Sur (Photo credit: Gerardo Lita)

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. It provides a transparent legal framework for the effective implementation of one of the three objectives of the CBD: the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

It was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its' tenth meeting on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.  
 
Focal Office:
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Date Ratified:
Party since September 29, 2015
Focal Persons:
Technical 
       MS. JOSEFINA L. DE LEON
       Division Chief
       Wildlife Resources Division
       DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau
       Telefax No.: (+632) 9258953
       Email: wrd.enforcement@bmb.gov.ph

       MS. NERMALIE M. LITA
       In-charge, Wildlife Management Section, Wildlife Resources Division
       DENR - Biodiversity Management Bureau
       Tel. Nos. - (632) 924 6031 to 35 local 224, (632) 925 8952-53
Commitments:
As a member to the protocol, the Philippines is obliged to provide guidelines on regulating access to genetic resources. The protocol also commits members to ensure that indigenous and local communities associated with genetic resources will benefit from the use of their knowledge, innovations, and practices.

In order to monitor such obligations, the Philippines has created and maintained an Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House through the Philippine Clearing House Mechanism.
Policy Issuances:
Phil. Senate Resolution No. 1331, 16th Congress - Resolution Concurring in the Accession to 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
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This Page was updated on 03 February 2017 and will be updated on 03 May 2017
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