The notion of 'Utilisation' in the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS regulation for the upstream actors

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This consultancy identifies the particular challenges that upstream actors face with regard to the EU-level implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (ABS). Notably, the consultancy investigates the questions of upstream actors regarding the precise subject-matter scope of the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS Regulation and applicable obligations to the particular activities that are conducted in the upstream part of the value chain. These questions are identified on the basis of a deskbased review of academic literature and a series of semi-structured interviews with upstream stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2016


  • Nagoya Protocol
  • European Union
  • EU
  • Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits from their Utilization
  • biological diversity

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    Fair and equitable benefit-sharing at the cross-roads of the human right to science and international biodiversity law

    Morgera, E., 21 Dec 2015, In : Laws. 4, 4, p. 803-831 29 p.

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    Unraveling The Nagoya Protocol: A Commentary of the Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Morgera, E., Tsioumani, E. & Buck, M., 2014, (Legal Studies on Access and Benefit-sharing)

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  • European Environmental Law

    Morgera, E., 2012, Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law. Alam & et al (eds.). p. 427-442 15 p.

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    European Commission (External organisation)

    Elisa Morgera (Advisor)
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