29 Oct – 25 Nov



October 29, 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from their utilization (ABS).

The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), and in collaboration with the Governments of Japan and Jordan, and other partners, is organizing the Global ABS Conference 2020, an online event on ABS to celebrate this anniversary and to actively contribute to the post-2020 Biodiversity Strategic Framework discussions on ABS.


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29 Oct 2020

Happy Birthday Nagoya Protocol!

The Global ABS community commemorates the 10th year anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol and celebrates its contribution to global environmental governance, nature-based solutions and sustainable development.
4 Nov 2020

ABS for Users I: A Dialogue between Governments and Researchers

This session gathers governments and researchers to exchange experiences and challenges to fill the gap between present ABS implementation and the ABS we all need.
11 Nov 2020

ABS for Users II: A Dialogue between Governments and Private Sector

Private sector provides nature-based solutions and offers opportunities for benefit sharing. Meet the companies that are taking the lead on ABS and biodiversity conservation and learn different perspectives.
18 Nov 2020

ABS Dialogue between Governments and Indigenous Peoples: The Lessons Learned

Indigenous Peoples and local Communities are at the center of ABS as custodians of biodiversity and right holders of traditional knowledge related to genetic resources that conducts science in the search for nature-based solutions. Learn how they protect their practices and resources, what are their needs and how they want them to be addressed for the way forward.
25 Nov 2020

Building “the ABS we all need” for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

ABS leaders invite to a journey on the main lessons learned throughout this webinar series, with an open debate on the best ways to address remaining challenges and opportunities to make significant contributions to face a new decade of ABS.

Nagoya Protocol 10th Anniversary Celebration

Let us reaffirm our commitment to the Nagoya Protocol and to working together to advance the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s shared natural capital.

António Guterres


Our Speakers

Hear what world leaders, authorities of multilateral organizations, indigenous and community leaders and many other ABS actors have to say about global environmental governance, nature-based solutions and sustainable development.


Happy Birthday Nagoya Protocol!

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