Upcoming Brazilian and French ABS laws

France: The French National Assembly voted on March 18th the new law with regards to biodiversity and reflecting the Nagoya Protocol implementation in France. This law ratifies the creations of the new French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB). This agency will be responsible for the implementation of the respecting law and therefore will be the main […]

Philippines and Nagoya Protocol

A short post to let you know the Philippines are strongly studying how they would implement the Nagoya Protocol. (…)Paje said the protocol could be the country’s shield against biopiracy, or the commercial exploitation or monopolization of biological or genetic material like medicinal plant extracts, usually without compensating the indigenous peoples or countries from which […]

Learnings and pending questions on NP Implementation

End of January, the ABS Capacity Development Initiative organised its 4th Business Dialogue. The aim of this conference is to create an environment where regulators and private sectors can share their views with regards to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. It was my first time in this conference and I must say that it […]