National Target

  published: 10 May 2019

Objective 6.5 - By 2015, have a functional Access and Benefit Sharing Clearing House in place.

Belgium

The Nagoya Protocol in particular establishes an Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing House (ABS-CH) as part of the CBD CHM. The ABS CH should serve as a means for sharing information related to access and benefit sharing (art.14 of the Protocol). Moreover it has a role to play in awareness-raising including about the importance of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and is seen as an important tool to promote and enhance legal certainty, clarity and transparency in the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. In this respect, one of the main goals of the CH should be to support compliance by contributing to clearness, transparency and certainty.

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Level of application
National / Federal
Relevance of National Targets to Aichi Targets
16. Nagoya Protocol on ABS