Workshop on the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS regulation

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As of 2016, researchers at SLU and other universities who use genetic resources and traditional knowledge from other countries need to declare this in agreement with the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS regulation.

Not declaring the use of genetic resources or traditional knowledge means that you risk not being eligible for research funding from several research funding bodies.

To help SLU researchers adhere to the Nagoya Protocol, the SLU vice-chancellor has appointed a Nagoya working group.

We now invite researchers, heads of department and others interested to a workshop during which we will inform about the Nagoya Protocol and its implementation, internationally and here at SLU.

Participants are expected to be familiar with the basics of the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS regulation on access and benefit-sharing.

More information (in Swedish) is available at Naturvårdsverket.


Workshop contributors

Jens Sundström, Senior Lecturer, SLU, chair

Sebastian Bromander, Legal Counsel, SLU

Inkeri Ahonen, Naturvårdsverket

Yvonne Lundell, Naturvårdsverket

Tomas Roslin, Professor, SLU

Aysegül Sirakaya, Legal Advisor at ABS Int, PhD at Ghent University

Scarlett Sett, Nagoya Protocol Compliance Officer, Kiel University

Dennis Eriksson, Researcher, SLU

Johan Dixelius, Research Advisor, Uppsala University



Please register using the Nagoya workshop registration form. You will receive a link after you have registered.

Time: 2020-12-01 09:30 - 15:00
City: Zoom
Organiser: Jens Sundström and the SLU working group for genetic resources and traditional knowledge regulated by the Nagoya Protocol
Last signup date: 17 November 2020
Additional info:

If you have questions, please contact Fredrika.von.Sydow@slu.se


Preliminary agenda

Morning, 9:30-11:30

Arrangements and content
Presentations of international guests
SLU’s implementation so far
Chair and Sebastian Bromander
The role and responsibility of Naturvårdsverket - guidance and supervision
Inkeri Ahonen and Yvonne Lundell
Presentation of the LifePlan research project
Tomas Roslin

Lunch, 11:30-13:00

Afternoon, 13:00-15:00

Contacts and negotiations with provider countries
Aysegül Sirakaya and Sebastian Bromander
Drafting ABS contracts, PIC/MAT/MTA
Aysegül Sirakaya and Sebastian Bromander
Fostering compliance with Nagoya Protocol obligations
Scarlett Sett
Expert reactions
Johan Dixelius
Closing remarks

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