The overall goal of the project is to support Pacific countries ratifying the Nagoya Protocol and take the first steps in implementation. The project will assist in the development of regulatory frameworks for ABS, building capacity for its implementation, and sharing the experiences from these countries to catalyze similar processes in the region. This goal will require developing appropriate capacities and measures for regulating access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, and creating the conditions for equitable sharing of benefits with the communities sourcing the genetic resources.

The implementing entity is UNEP, authorised delegate for this project to the GEF.

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ABS Regional Project

The objective of the project is to support ratification of the Nagoya Protocol and implementation of key measures to make the Protocol operational in Pacific Island countries.

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