Access & Benefit-Sharing in Germany

 

Access & Benefit-Sharing (ABS) stands for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits that arise from the utilisation of genetic resources. It also allows providing countries and ethnic groups to set conditions for the access to these resources. Germany signed the international treaty addressing ABS, the Nagoya-Protocol, which became law in 2014 and must now be implemented in Germany. The project promotes dialogue between users of genetic resources and national authorities in order to develop strategies for a practicable execution of the EU directive. In addition, the project aims to raise users’ acceptance for ABS-related processes and to support them with the obligations arising from the regulation.

Further information is available on the webpage of the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC) under: 

Access and Benefit Sharing

Contact Persons

Dr. Cornelia Löhne

Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK)

Phone: +49 - (0) 228 - 9122 352

E-mail: c.loehne@zfmk.de

 

Dr. Elke Zippel

Freie Universität Berlin, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM)

Tel.: +49 - (0) 30 - 838 50141

E-Mail: e.zippel@bgbm.org

 

Stefan Hörmann

Global Nature Fund – Office Bonn

Phone: +49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 - 11

E-mail: hoermann@globalnature.org

 Wild plants are essential for numerous health and beauty products.

© viperagp - Fotolia.com

 Plant collection in a gene lab (CIAT)

© Neil Palmer (CIAT) - Flickr.com

 Kick-off Workshop on 7 October 2015 in Bonn

© GNF Bonn

 

Project Partners:

 Freie Universität Berlin
 Botanischer Garten & Botanisches Museum Berlin
 Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn
 

Supporter:

 German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

With friendly support:

 BION - Biodiversity Network Bonn
 
 

Project Period:

 

Project Partners:

 

 

 

Supporter:

1 August 2015 - 31 March 2016

 

Freie Universität Berlin, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM), Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK)

 

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)