Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing to the Convention on Biological Diversity
2-6 July 2012 (New Delhi, India)

The second meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP) 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) will be held from 2-6 July 2012, in New Delhi, India. It will be preceded by a capacity-building workshop on ABS, co-organized by the Secretariats of the CBD and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), held from 30 June-1 July 2012.

The meeting will continue consideration of items discussed at ICNP 1, held from 5-10 June 2011, including: modalities of operation of the ABS clearing-house; measures to assist in capacity building, capacity development and strengthening of human and institutional capacities in developing countries; measures to raise awareness of the importance of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge; and cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and address cases of non-compliance. In addition, it will consider the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism; elaborate guidance for the financial mechanism and for resource mobilization for the Protocol’s implementation, and will develop a budget for the biennium following the Protocol’s entry into force; and prepare for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol by considering its rules of procedure and a draft provisional agenda. Visit the meeting’s webpage … Follow the meeting’s coverage by IISD Reporting Services …