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RE: Relevance of ABS

I'm a BS Development Communication student, major in Science Communication

RE: Relevance of ABS

to focus our discussion, for a science communication student, it could be of relevance to determine an effective modality on how to relay the costs and benefits of ABS to a targeted non-expert aud...

RE: Relevance of ABS

Hi clvt!

May we know what course/field of study are you taking?


RE: ABS in Southeast Asia

I agree with kongchay that ABS plays a key role to open a modern conservation window. On the theoretical side, I also believe ABS creates mutual collaboration and incentive for conservation and su...

RE: ABS in Southeast Asia

If talking about how relevant is ABS in biodiversity conservation, I think it is definitely relevant. This is because conservation will not be meet the demand of sustainable means without concerne...

About the Project

The UNEP-GEF Project "Building Capacity for Regionally Harmonized National Processes for Implementing CBD Provisions on Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits" is a strategic regional project that will build the capacities of government agencies and stakeholders in the many dimensions of access and benefit-sharing.

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Country ABS Info



The work on having an ABS law in Malaysia started as early as 1995. Though a national ABS Law is still in the process of approval, the state of Sabah has institutionalized its framework on access and benefit-sharing, while a Sabah Biodiversity (ABS) Regulation is already in its final form, but is yet to be enacted.



APN Project

ACB, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) through the CAPaBLE Programme, conducted an ASEAN training workshop on building capacities to enhance understanding of the policy, mechanisms and implementation of the CBD's third objective on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization (ABS) and in preparation of the Nagoya Protocol. The workshop involved ABS National Focal Points, academia, scientists, researchers, lawyers, policy makers and representatives from industry, indigenous and local communities, and NGOs.

Read more: APN Project

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