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Consultation

Title

Public Consultation on the Implementation and Ratification of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing arising out of their utilization (ABS)

Policy field(s)

Environment

Target group(s)

- Industries (agricultural, horticultural, seeds, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, feed, food, cosmetic, pesticides,…);
- Academic researchers, public laboratories and gene banks;
- Indigenous and Local Communities (ILCs);
- NGOs;
- Others with interest in the field of genetic resources (GR) and associated traditional knowledge (TK) (collectors of genetic resources (public or private), museums, botanical gardens, etc.)

Period of consultation

                        From 24/10/2011  to 30/12/2011

Objective of the consultation

Following the adoption of the Nagoya protocol on Access to genetic resources and Benefit sharing (ABS) on 29 October 2010, the Commission has undertaken steps towards its implementation and ratification by the EU. Within this scope the Commission is launching a consultation of stakeholders to explore the possible effects of the Protocol and to gather concrete proposals on the practical challenges of the implementation.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from:
- Industries,
- Academic researchers,
- Organisations, Indigenous and Local Communities (ILCs), NGOs and others with interest in the field of genetic resources (GR) and associated traditional knowledge (TK).

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

To the extent possible please submit your contribution in English.

View the questionnaire

Questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

http://www.cbd.int/abs/

Contact details

responsible service

DG Environment, Unit E2

e-mail

ENV E2-NAGOYA ABS@ec.europa.eu

postal address

The European Commission, Directorate General for Environment, Unit E2 (MEAs), 1049 Brussels Belgium

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions

In the interest of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement