Virtual Seminar on Access and Benefit-Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol

UPDATE: The postponed BioM-Workshop " “Access and Benefit-Sharing - Putting the Nagoya Protocol in practice: Issues and approaches for biotechnology companies in Germany“ will take place alternatively as:

Virtual seminar: March 23rd, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Since the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), new rules for biodiversity-based research & development have been adopted in Germany and other countries around the world. These rules govern how companies acquire samples of plant, animal or other biological material or compounds, and may establish requirements for payments or projects based on resulting benefits.

But what do these rules mean for companies working with biodiversity in the biotechnology sector? How does the legal framework apply? What is the scope of the legal framework? How should concepts such as “utilization of genetic resources” be interpreted? How does a company set up an effective ABS compliance system?

This virtual seminar aims to support companies in navigating ABS rules and advancing procedures and practices for compliance with ABS in Germany and other countries.

Online seminar through Zoom (link will be provided to registered participants).
The virtual seminar is free to attend but registration is necessary, please register here:

This virtual seminar is organized on behalf of der Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN).

Dr. Andreas Berghammer and Anja Weber
BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH
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