Back to presentations: What you need to know about Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya ProtocolThomas Murphy, Policy Adviser – Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol. Defra Thomas is part of the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs’ International Ecosystem team, and is the UK’s policy lead for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol. Thomas also acts as the Nagoya Protocol Focal Point for the UK. Thomas has advised ministers in debates related to the Protocol, and as part of the UK delegation at several EU ABS Expert groups has helped steer implementation of the Protocol within the EU. Before moving into public policy, a graduate of Environmental Management (Land Use) at the University of Greenwich, Thomas worked in the non-for-profit sector to help businesses and the public sector take action on energy efficiency and air quality.