Nagoya Protocol and UK users


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Working in the UK’s Department for Environment and Rural Affairs’ in the International Biodiversity team since 2008, Julian is the UK’s policy lead for access and benefit sharing of genetic resources and the Nagoya Protocol Focal Point for the UK. Julian led the UK delegation at several of the ABS Working Groups that paved the way for the agreement of the Nagoya Protocol and also coordinated the UK’s input into the negotiation of the EU Regulation on ABS. Julian is also the UK’s policy lead for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, sponsoring several genebanks within the UK. Working in the Farming Team, he is the Focal Point for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Head of Delegation at FAO’s Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and its technical working groups on plant genetic resources.