Brazil-European Union Dialog Project
on the Nagoya Protocol

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Dissemination of the results of the Project "Implementation of the Protocol of Nagago on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing - Phase 4"


This project is an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication, in collaboration with the European Community's General Directorate for the Environment, Embrapa, Fiocruz and the Ministry of the Environment of Brazil, with the implementation of Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology and the Museum Natural History Museum, London, UK. The project received financial support from the EU-Brazil Sectorial Dialogues ( and Embrapa.

The activities carried out in 2016 was a continuation of other actions undertaken since 2011, with the objective of promoting the dialogue between Brazil and the European Union on the implementation of the Protocol of Nagago on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing (PN). In 2016 two workshops were held, one in Brazil and one in England, as well a Public Event to communicate the Brazil Workshop results. Subsequently, Brazilian government officials and members of the European Union met in Brussels to present and discuss the results of the two workshops.

The action of 2016 focused on proposing robust and facilitative mechanisms and tools to comply with Brazilian and European regulations on implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, with a view to increasing interest and investment in characterization and bioprospecting of Brazilian biological diversity, contributing to its conservation and sustainable use. The results will support compliance with Decision NP 1/5 emanating from the 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, which encourages Countries to present, through the Access and Benefit Sharing Clearing House, model contractual clauses, voluntary code of conduct, guidelines and best practices and / or standards for proper compliance with the PN (Articles 19 and 20 of the PN).

Objectives of this Link

  1. Disseminate the Workshops results and support public policies on access to genetic resources, associated traditional knowledge and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from its uses;
  2. To publicize the Protocol of Nagago and raise awareness of the need for its ratification by Brazil.

Events held

  1. Workshop Brazil-European Union Dialogue on exchange of genetic resources:
    building bridges to promote science, technology and innovation
    Location: Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasília, Brazil
    Date: June 7-10, 2016
  2. Seminar on communication with the public: Brazil -
    European Union Dialogue on the exchange of genetic resources - presentation of results
    Location: Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brasília
    Date: June 10, 2016
  3. Use of Brazilian Genetic Resources in the European Union -
    understanding access and benefit sharing and legal requirements
    Location: Museum of Natural History, London
    Date: 27-28 June 2016


Capa do livro Implementação do Protocolo de Nagoia

Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources
and benefit sharing Dialog between EU and Brazil

Implementação do Protocolo de Nagoia sobre acesso e repartição
de benefícios Diálogo entre o Brasil e a União Europeia

Autores/Autors: Kate Davis, Paulo Holanda, Chris Lyal, Manuela da silva e Eliana M. G. Fontes.
Editor/Publisher: Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão
Ano/Year: 2016

  1. Livro eletrônico (versão Português)
  2. Flipping book (English version)
  3. PDF do livro em português (Versão para impressão)
  4. PDF Book for printing (PDF English version)

Relatório do Workshop de Brasília - Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia

Report on the Brasília workshop - Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

7-10 June 2016, Brasília

  1. (PDF English version) – Relatório/Report
  2. (PDF English version) – Apresentação/Presentation

Documento de referência para Workshop de Brasília sobre ARB - Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia

Background paper for the Brazil ABS Workshop- Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

7-10 June 2016, Brasília

  1. (PDF English version) – Relatório/Report
  2. (PDF English version) – Apresentação/Presentation

Relatório do Workshop de Londres – London Meeting Report

  1. (PDF English version) – Relatório/Report


  1. Kathryn Garforth – Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity: The Nagoya Protocol and Advances in the Implementation of Articles 19 and 20
  2. Rafael Marques – Ministry of the Environment: The New Brazilian Law on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing
  3. Ellen Frederichs – German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation: The European Union Regulation for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the Region
  4. Chris Lyal  Natural History Museum, London: Tools for management of access and benefit sharing: examples from the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities and the Global Genome Biodiversity Network
  5. David Smith – CABI:  National and Regional activities to develop best practices for microbial resource collections
  6. Alan Paton – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Collection management and ABS legislation: compliance and implementation
  7. Philippe Desmeth – Belgian Science Policy Office: From "MOSAICC" to "TRUST", a 20-year journey; and the Nagoya Protocol User Manual
  8. Ellen Frederichs  German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation: Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Germany - supplementary provisions to EU regulations
  9. Søren Flensted Lassen – Novozymes A / S. Private Sector - Considerations and expectations in handling genetic resources in product development, including procedures and standards.
  10. Luciane Marinoni –Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia - Procedures for the exchange of biological resources of the Brazilian zoological collections and the new law of ABS - considerations and expectations
  11. João Augusto Alves Meira Neto – Sociedade Brasileira de Botânica: Considerations and expectations of the Brazilian Botanical Gardens and Herbariuns on the new ABS Law
  12. André Rodrigues - UNESP / Rio Claro: Procedures and standards for the exchange of microbiological resources: what changes with the new law?
  13. Elibio Rech – Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC): Scientific community - considerations and expectations.
  14. Elisa Romano – National Council of Industry: Private sector: considerations and expectations about the manipulation, transfer and use of genetic resources in product development.
  15. Manuela da Silva – Fiocruz: Overview of Brazilian legislation on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing
  16. Christopher H C Lyal – Natural History Museum, London Christopher: Workshop Utilização de recursos genéticos brasileiros na Europa.


Regulamentos das Agências Brasileiras sobre coleta, acesso, envio, remessa e transporte de recursos biológicos para o exterior para diferentes fins Participantes:
  1. Tiago Araújo - Ministry of Environment - Department of Genetic Heritage – Lei 13.123 - Lei 13.123 – Brazilian Biodiversity Act 
  2. Isaque Medeiros - Brazilian Institute of the Environment (IBAMA) - Environmental norms applied to the sending of biological material abroad
  3. Rodrigo Jorge: Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) - Authorization for the collecting of biological material for research and didactic activities.
  4. Carlos Alberto Niederauer: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - Request for authorizations for collecting and research by foreigners.
  5. Renato Madsen Arruda: Federal Police Department - Federal Police action in the international exchange of genetic patrimony

Presentatioins of the Bruxelas Governmental Meeting

  1. Manuela da Silva – Fiocruz, Brasil: Overview of Brazilian Legislation on Access and Benefit Sharing
  2. Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Environment and spatial Planning: ABS Legal Framework in Slovenia
  3. Tania López-Piñeiro – Ministério da Agricultura, Alimentação e Meio Ambiente, Espanha: Access and Benefit Sharing legal Framework in Spain
  4. Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, France: Implementation in France of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)