NOMINATION FOR THE INFORMAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING CLEARING HOUSE UNDER THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL
N O T I F I C A T I O N
Nominations for the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing
Clearing-House under the Nagoya Protocol
The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties to the Nagoya Protocol to nominate an expert for the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House.
The Informal Advisory Committee (IAC) was established by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP), in decision NP-1/2, paragraph 2, to assist the Executive Secretary with the implementation of the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House (ABS Clearing-House) and to provide technical guidance with respect to the resolution of technical and practical issues arising from the ongoing development of the ABS Clearing-House. The decision provides that the IAC shall be composed of 15 experts, primarily from Parties, selected on the basis of nominations provided by Parties.
The Informal Advisory Committee will hold at least one meeting and informal online discussions, as needed, during this intersessional period 2023-2024 and report on the outcomes of its work to the fifth meeting of COP-MOP in 2024. It is expected that the meeting of the IAC will be held in early 2024; the exact date and venue will be communicated in due time.
Taking into account the growing number of Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, the composition of the IAC will be renewed for this new intersessional period based on nominations from Parties. Accordingly, Parties to the Nagoya Protocol are invited to nominate one expert who should have knowledge of the Nagoya Protocol, access and benefit-sharing and the ABS Clearing-House or related information-sharing and knowledge management systems.
Kindly download the file on this link: https://bch.dost.gov.ph/downloads/category/11-nominations-for-the-informal-advisory-committee-to-the-access-and-benefit-sharing-clearing-house-under-the-nagoya-protocol
DR. DAVID COOPER APPOINTED ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE CBD SECRETARIAT AS OF 15 FEBRUARY 2023
Dr. David Cooper [Photo by IISD/ENB]
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The United Nations Secretary-General has designated Dr. David Cooper as Acting Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as of 15 February. David succeeds Ms. Elizabeth Mrema who has been appointed Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.
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