Monday, February 07, 2011

CBD, IPBES and taxonomy

Very quietly, unnoticed by most, at least following my channels into the taxonomy community, as part of the CBD-follow up, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (and see comment) adopted on 29 October 2010, includes now an article that reflects that concern of the taxonomists to be able to collect with less restrictions.

In the development and implementation of its access and benefit-sharing legislation or regulatory requirements, each Party shall:
(a) Create conditions to promote and encourage research which contributes to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, particularly in developing countries, including through simplified measures on access for non-commercial research purposes, taking into account the need to address a change of intent for such research;

The protocol must be ratified by 50 parties and would enter into force 90 days after the fiftieth ratification, according to the CBD.


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