ABS – Cooperation at eye level

To date there is little empirical evidence on the effectiveness of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) under the Nagoya Protocol. Where available, information on the implementation of ABS has relatively often been published in the form of case studies. The project "ABS - Cooperation at eye level" aims to examine the perspectives of the provider countries on the implementation and effectiveness of ABS measures. On the one hand, effectiveness is understood as the satisfaction of the actors in the provider countries. On the other hand, the question is asked as to whether the measures contribute to the protection of biological diversity.

Based on a categorisation of different monetary and non-monetary benefit sharing measures, primary data will be collected through expert interviews and a subsequent online survey to assess the actual agreements and implementation of the measures. Based on the results of the survey and interviews, the different types of measures will then be evaluated using a suitable matrix. Furthermore, the project will identify challenges and good practice examples based on the perspective of the provider countries and develop recommendations for benefit-sharing measures.

The results will be validated in an international stakeholder workshop. The project started in January 2024 and is expected to be completed in March 2026.


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Project is ongoing

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Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)