01 August 2012

OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE: Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in Australia

Australia is now pursuing the implementation and ratification of the Nagoya Protocol.

The ‘Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization’ is a global agreement that implements the access and benefit-sharing obligations of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Australia signed the Nagoya Protocol in January 2012, and is now developing its approach to implementation and ratification.

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population, and Communities invites you to provide your views on the best way to implement the Protocol in Australia.

You can find more information on making a submission here. Initial submissions due by 17 August 2012.