India National Biodiversity Act (2002) vs. Nagoya Protocol (2014)

Being quite active in trying to gather as much information as possible on the regulations that are developed and / or under development with regards to Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol implementation I come across interesting articles such as this publication written by Shloka Narayanan and Balakrishna Pisupati in March 2015. This […]

#7 Newsletter – Nov 2015

Read here our 7th Newsletter looking at: ABS regulation updates; Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable practices; Businesses and Sustainable Standard

ABS updates and Biopiracy examples

As often mentioned in my posts related to ABS, things are moving but rather slowly. However, I wanted to share with you the last CBD Magazine that gives an overview of actions, partnerships taken to support the Nagoya Protocol Implementation. In the issue we can read about: the EU regulation: State pf play, Challenges and […]

Biodiversity offsets – Potential frameworks – Malaysia 2

Few months ago I found a very interesting publication from IUCN on No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact framework for Biodiversity. The publication is a result of discussion of a working group composed of diverse organizations such as The Biodiversity Consultancy, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy, Biotope, Conservation International, Independent […]

Sustainability in Malaysia – 1

I am in Kuala Lumpur for outreach purposes since almost a week now. Kuala Lumpur is a very new city in the sense that it never stops to grow, expand. For sure the architects I met in a network workshop, were sad not to have the possibility to get a sense of the urbanization plan. […]

Oct 15: ABS updates and steps forward

Even if we know that the implementation of ABS practices are not easy due to various factors such as: National regulation under development, which uncertainties in the current daily processes; Real implementation at the national level: how does the regulation actually work? who is the competent authority? and if none, who should we contact?, etc. […]

The UN Summit to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – Sept 15

During 3 days, from 25 to 27 sept 2015, the 193 UN state members will discuss and adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At BiodivSourcing, we hope to help in progressing towards all of them as we work on sustainable development issues. But particularly, we hope to participate actively for Goals: 1 – No Poverty […]

How businesses value sustainable standards?

This month the ISEAL Alliance released an interesting report from interviews to businesses to understand how they perceive the value of sustainable standards. Read the full report here. I am very happy to see that the work we have done so far is paying, less companies are seeing the sustainable standards as ONLY a market […]

BiodivSourcing newsletter #6

Before going on holidays tomorrow, I am happy to share with you our latest newsletter. Happy reading!!! Do not hesitate to share it! For the ones that will be in France I will be available for meetings on the week of Sept 7th.

ABS updates from the 2015 UEBT Conference

Thanks to the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) expertise on Access and Benefit Sharing, we had the opportunity to receive some updates on ABS during the 7th Edition of the ‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect’ Conference. Several countries presented their work and where they stand on the development/revision of their national regulation. I will provide […]