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 […]

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 […]

Brazilian revised ABS law goes back the Deputy chamber

In February 2015, the Brazilian law has been approved by the Deputy chamber and sent to the Senat for its approval on April 14th. The main changes of the Brazilian framework compared to the previous text are the following: Prior authorization will be done electronically instead of passing by the CGEN; Benefit sharing arising from […]

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 […]

Natura Cosmeticos SA nominee for the 2014 CR Reporting Awards

Natura Cosmeticos SA, a famous brazilian firm, is part of the 10 nominees, for its 2012 sustainable report, as the Best Integrated report of the 2014 CR Reporting Awards held by Corporate Register. According to Corporate Register, an integrated report includes financial and non-financial aspects throughout, it does not just include a section on non-financial aspects. […]