Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-house (ABSCH)

The Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-house (ABSCH) is a platform for exchanging information on ABS and a key tool for facilitating the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

Overview and relevant websites for the Nagoya Protocol March 2018

The Nagoya Protocol is a legally binding international agreement, however, it is also a framework with many ambiguities and unresolved issues. None the less this should not make us negative about an agreement that aspires to do the right thing. The most biodiverse rich parts of the world are ironically […]

BGCI ABS Learning Tool

BGCI, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, has created a suite of learning modules on access and benefit sharing, essential for those working in botanic gardens. The modules take you step by step through the role of the CBD, the history of the Nagoya Protocol and important articles of the Protocol, as well as providing essential information for preparation and practical implementation. After every module there is a quick quiz to test your knowledge.

Text of the Nagoya Protocol

Link to the full text of the Nagoya Protocol from the Convention on Biological Diversity web site (