GEF establishes the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund
GEF press release, 3 June 2011

WASHINGTON D.C., US: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will operate a new fund to help developing countries to ratify and implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The fund is specifically designed to support countries build enabling activities to ratify the protocol, as well as finance projects at the national and regional levels that will promote technology transfer, private sector engagement, and the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources. The fund will also help parties build capacity to ensure appropriate access and use of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources. Read the press release …