GLOBAL ABS CONFERENCE 2020

Session 3

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

11 November 2020

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.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

9:00 AM New York time / Panama time (2 hours)

Description

Private sector is critical for ABS. It contributes to 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 on how to reach private sectors’ full potential for the well-being of people and planet through fair ABS deals.

Structure

National competent authorities and representatives of private companies will present three case studies, followed a panel of experts to address short questions. The session will conclude with a Q&A and debate.

Speakers

Isabel Lopez Noriega

Legal Specialist

Policy Specialist at Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Expert in biodiversity law, focused on genetic resources.

Matthew Dias

SCBD

Information Management Officer at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. In charge of the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House (ABSCH) Mechanism.

Nhan Thi Thanh Hoang

Vietnam

Deputy Director at the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Agency, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam.

Ana Viana

Natura

Lawyer with professional experience and specialization in Intellectual, Environmental and Sanitary Property. Responsible for the application of the law on ABS at Natura.

Lactitia Tshitwamulomoni

South Africa

Deputy Director at the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa. Co-chair of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on DSI on Genetic Resources.

Heather Ducharme

BodyShop

With more than 20 years of work experience in the sustainability field, she is Head of Sustainable Materials Procurement at Bodyshop.

José Renato de Barcellos Ferreira

Brazil

Deputy Director of the Department of Genetic Heritage at the Ministry of Environment of Brazil.

Ricard Armengol

Provital

CEO at first cosmetic ingredients supplier worldwide to achieve, in 2017, the Internationally Recognized Certificate of Compliance (IRCC) at the ABSCH for investigating a new cosmetic ingredient.

Maria Julia Oliva

UEBT

Deputy Director & Senior Coordinator for ABS and Policy at the Union for Ethical Bio Trade, where she works since 2009. Lawyer and global expert on ABS.

Markus Wyss

DSM Nutritional Products

Strain Director in the Global Regulatory Affairs. Chair of the ABS Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), since 2019.

Matthew Downham

IFPMA

Associate Director at AstraZeneca, Scientific & Technical Affairs. Vice Chair of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations CBD working group.
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