Wednesday 14th October, 14:00 – 15:30

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) supplements the Convention on Biological Diversity’s third objective on the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation (research and development on the genetic or biochemical properties) of genetic resources (plants, animals, microbes and other). Those planning to utilise genetic resources from overseas may need to acquire permission, as well as negotiate terms of use and benefit sharing agreements with the providing country, prior to access. The legislation is relevant to those conducting research and development on the genetic or biochemical composition of genetic resources that may have potential for future product development.

This webinar will cover an introduction to the Nagoya Protocol and the legislation in force in the UK, as well case studies focussing on academic research conducted in the UK involving genetic resources. We also invite attendees to submit specific questions or topics that they would like to see covered in advance of the webinar, through the registration page. If you have any questions in advance of the webinar, please send us an email using the following address:

Please note the closing date to register for this event is 13/10/2020 at Midday.

Provisional Agenda (via MS Teams)

14:00 – 14:45: Introduction to the Nagoya Protocol and legislation in the UK.

14:45 – 15:30: Q&A

Learning Outcomes:

The webinar aims to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to:

1. Identify genetic resources in-scope of the compliance measures in the UK

2. Explain the steps required to seek, keep and transfer genetic resources, associated traditional knowledge and related ABS documentation in line with the compliance measures

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