Workshop Brazil-European Union
Dialogue on the Exchange
of Genetic Resources:
building bridges to promote
science, technology and innovation

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Purpose

Dissemination of the results of the Project "Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing - Stage 4"

Description

The project "Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing - Stage 4" is an initiative of the Brazilian 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 by Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology and the Natural History Museum, London, UK. The project has received financial support from the EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues (http://sectordialogues.org) and Embrapa.

The activities carried out in 2016 were a continuation of other actions that have been undertaken since 2011, with the aim of promoting dialogue between Brazil and the European Union on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits (NP). 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 2016 action focused on proposing robust and facilitative mechanisms and tools to comply with Brazilian and European regulations on the enforcement 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 due compliance with the NP (Articles 19 and 20 of the NP).

Objectives of this Page

  1. Disseminate Project results and support public policies on access to genetic resources, associated traditional knowledge and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use;
  2. Publicize the Nagoya Protocol and raise awareness of the need for its ratification by Brazil.

Events held

  1. Workshop Brazil-European Union Dialogue on the 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: June 27-28, 2016

Results/Documents

Capa do livro Implementação do Protocolo de Nagoia

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

Authors: Kate Davis, Paulo Holanda, Chris Lyal, Manuela da Silva, and Eliana M. G. Fontes.
Publisher: Ministério do Planejamento, Desenvolvimento e Gestão (Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Development and Management)
Year: 2016

  1. Flipbook (Portuguese)
  2. Flipbook (English)
  3. Printable PDF file of the book (Portuguese)
  4. Printable PDF file of the book (English )

Report on the Brasília workshop - Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

7-10 June 2016, Brasília

  1. (PDF, English) – Report
  2. (PDF, English) – Presentation

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

7-10 June 2016, Brasília

  1. (PDF, English) – Report
  2. (PDF, English) – Presentation

London Meeting Report

  1. (PDF, English) – Report

Presentations

  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.

Panel

Brazilian agency regulation on the collection, access, submission, and transportation of biological resourses abroad for different purposes. Participants:
  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

Presentations of the Brussels 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 – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Spain: 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)