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10th anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol

The agreement was intended to prevent biopiracy and ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. After 10 years it is time to take stock.




New Guidance Document on the scope of the EU ABS Regulation

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The Commission adopted Guidance document C(2020)8759 on the scope of application and core obligations of Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 (EU ABS Regulation).

ABS post-2020: What is needed?

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The 10th anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol is an occasion to reflect on the implementation and effectiveness of the international regulations on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out...

Forest of the year 2020

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For the ninth time, the Bund Deutscher Forstleute awards the title "Forest of the Year". The 2020 award goes to the Ivenacker Oaks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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The Information and Coordination Centre for Biodiversity is seeking reinforcement in the field of animal genetic resources.

Invasive species: public participation started

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The EU Regulation No. 1143/2014 requires the implementation into national law. The action plans for the priority pathways of invasive species are now available for comment.