From the German Nagoya Protocol HuB
Here you can find all the reports from the German Nagoya Protocol HuB workshops.
1st German Nagoya Protocol HuB Workshop – June 2020
The first GNP HuB workshop was held in June 2020. The aim of this workshop was to:
- raise awareness among the participants about the project
- gain a better understanding of the experiences of the participants with ABS and their compliance obligations in the EU
- know which information sources and tools they already use and which resources and tools may be needed
- gain insight into how to communicate strategically with the scientific community about Nagoya Protocol compliance
You can find the final report here.
Reports from the regular meetings of the GNP HuB Network (Stammtisch)
Here you can find reports from meetings of the German Nagoya Protocol HuB Network (the “GNP HuB Stammtisch”).
Report of the 1st GNP HuB Network Meeting (Stammtisch) – September 2020
At this meeting, we launched the network and had a quiz about common questions on compliance in the European Union. Read the report here.
Report of the 2nd GNP HuB Network Meeting (Stammtisch) – December 2020
At this meeting, we exchanged on the Nagoya Protocol and what it means for document and sample management. Read the report here.
Report of the 3rd GNP HuB Network Meeting (Stammtisch) – March 2021
At this meeting, we focussed on dealing with practical ABS challenges. Read the report here.
Report of the 4th GNP HuB Network Meeting (Stammtisch) – September 2021
At this meeting, we simulated an ABS negotiation process together with the Taxon-Omics priority program. Read the report here.
Report of the 5th GNP HuB Network Meeting (Stammtisch) – December 2021
At this meeting, we talked about Digital Sequence Information (DSI) and the current state of international negotiations on the issue. Read the report here.
Report of the 6th GNP HuB Network Meeting (Stammtisch) – March 2022
At this meeting, we talked about the work of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the experiences with the new DFG Guidelines. Read the report here.
EU ABS Networking Event – 14 June 2021
On Monday, June 14, 2021 from 2-4:00 p.m. CEST, the German Nagoya Protocol HuB hosted an online EU ABS Networking Event together with the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, the Union for Ethical Biotrade, ABS-int, Dutch ABS National Focal Point (hosted by Wageningen University and Research), and the Natural History Museum London.
The event focused what has been done to support users with access and benefit-sharing (ABS) and compliance requirements, what is working well and what is left to be done. The report from this event can be found here.
Here you can download a copy of the impulse presentations (pdf) by Elizabeth Karger (Web-based resources and direct user support for academic researchers), Chris Lyal (Institutional implementation & best practices) and Valerie Normand (ABS resources for business and industry and the UEBT approach to ABS).
Here you can also find a recent publication in Trends in Biotechnology from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures “DSI, the Nagoya Protocol and Stakeholders’ concerns”. For more information on DSI, see below.
Here you can download our flyer and our posters. If you are interested in having hard copies of these materials sent to your institute or university, just contact us.
From the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
There a number of publications that can be found directly on the website of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation that address the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the European Union as well as access and benefit-sharing measures around the world.
Publications about compliance in Germany
Meetings of the European Competent National Authorities Implementing the Nagoya Protocol and the Corresponding EU Regulation
If you are interested in understanding more about the activities of the competent authorities in the European Union, you can refer to the reports of the first and second meetings of these authorities that were hosted by the BfN in 2017 and 2018. These documents address topics such as:
- how the competent authorities identify users
- how the user controls are organized
- lessons learned from user controls conducted in the past
- information about registered collections
Publications about access and benefit-sharing
If you are interested in access and benefit-sharing measures of various countries, there are several useful publications that were published by the German Federal Agency for Nature conservation.
Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. Fulfilling new obligations among emerging issues
The first part of this document focuses on access measures in a number of countries around the world: Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, France and Spain.
The second part of the document addresses current themes and topics like due diligence obligations, digital sequence information on genetic resources (DSI), contractual rights etc.
You can download the document here.
The Vilm Dialogues
In 2017 and 2018, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation hosted two meetings on the island Vilm in the Baltic Sea. People came from around the world came to explain the access measures in their countries.
At the first dialogue in 2017, the ABS measures in Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa and Viet Nam were examined. The final report can be downloaded here.
At the second dialogue in 2018, the ABS measures in Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bhutan, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Madagascar, Malaysia, Republic of Seychelles, Uganda were explored. The final report can be downloaded here.
The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation publishes a newsletter several times a year (available in German only).
Here you can read BfN-Newsletter 01/2021.
You can also subscribe directly to the BfN-Newsletter.
The BfN regularly posts current information about the Nagoya Protocol, international policy processes, new publications and developments at both the European and national levels (in German only). You can find this information here.