UK Access and Benefit Sharing Stakeholder Group

SfAM is a member of the Defra Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Stakeholder Group, through which we communicate the views and concerns of our Members regarding the Nagoya Protocol.

The UK Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is the UK's policy lead on the ‘Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity’. SfAM is a member of the Defra Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Stakeholder Group, through which we communicate the views and concerns of our Members. The Society will advertise opportunities for our Members to share information and evidence as they arise.

For further information on Access and Benefit Sharing and the Nagoya Protocol, please see our previous blog post and our position statement below, or contact [email protected].

13 Sep 2017
Position statement on digital sequence information and the Nagoya protocol

The Society for Applied Microbiology fully supports the principles behind access and benefit sharing (ABS) of genetic resources, as stipulated under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).