The importance of the Nagoya Protocol for users of genetic resources
Marco Rebelo | Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas
Graduated in International Relations, Postgraduate in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation by the Higher Institute of Labor and Enterprise Sciences and graduate of the Advanced Studies in Public Management course.
Since January 2016, he is responsible for the Division of International and Strategic Affairs in the Department of Planning and International Affairs of the ICNF. Since January 2009, it has assumed the functions of a national focal point for access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from its use (ABS), ensuring the representation of Portugal in the Protocol of Nagoya.
What is the Protocol of Nagoya and what is its importance? What are the main effects of adopting the Protocol of Nagago? As a researcher, what obligations do I have regarding access to genetic resources in other countries?
The historical and legal framework of the existing regime for access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of ABS benefits will be addressed. The main ABS concepts and key concepts will be presented with the main purpose of informing researchers using genetic resources in other countries of their rights and obligations under the existing ABS regime.
Hostess: Ana Tavares