|Last updated: 10/12/2013|
L’objectif de cette notification est d’attirer votre urgente attention sur le processus en cours concernant la révision des Stratégies Nationales de Biodiversité ainsi que des Plans d’Action en vertu de la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique (CDB), et d’encourager la participation des Points Focaux Nationaux ainsi que des représentants du Traité dans leurs processus nationaux respectifs, afin de s’assurer que les objectifs et les priorités du Traité soient pris en considération dans les Stratégies Nationales de Biodiversité et les Plans d’Action révisés.
El propósito de esta notificación es señalar a su atención el proceso en curso para la revisión de las estrategias y planes de acción nacionales en el marco del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CDB), y alentar la participación de los Coordinadores nacionales y representantes del Tratado en su respectivos procesos nacionales, a fin de garantizar que los objetivos y prioridades del Tratado se tomen en cuenta en la revisión de las EPANDB.
The purpose of this notification is to bring to your urgent attention, the ongoing process for the revision of national biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and to encourage the participation of Treaty National Focal Points and representatives in their respective national processes, in order to ensure that the objectives and priorities of the Treaty are taken into account in the revised NBSAPs.
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a strategic alliance of 64 members comprising governments, international organizations and private foundations that support a common mission: to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy and environment. It was set up in 1971 under the co-sponsorship of the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to mobilize science to benefit the poor.
European positions in the negotiations on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) (hereafter the Treaty) were strongly influenced by developments in European agriculture during the last century. In particular since the 1960s, as a result of the creation of the European Community and its Common Agricultural Policy, the face of agriculture in Europe changed profoundly, characterized by major-scale increases in production, a strong increase in the use of external inputs at the farm and the development of a strong breeding industry making use of the latest technologies.
The Committee requested the Secretariat to invite the CGIAR Consortium Office to provide a document at this meeting to assist it in understanding better, those aspects of the Policy and Principles that might have implications for the implementation of the Multilateral System by the CGIAR Centers, including in relation to PGRFA under Development, and the application of the SMTA. The document, as received from the Consortium Office, is included in this working document.
This document summarizes the previous advice given by the Committee in 2012, including on possible processes or practical approaches to ensure the harmonious implementation of the Nagoya Protocol with the Multilateral System, and, in accordance with the request of the Committee, re-submits the issue of model provisions that may be inserted in national ABS legislation, for the further consideration by the Committee.
The document describes the recent developments in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity, like the joint workshop held during the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the Nagoya Protocol in July 2012, and the developments in relation to the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, in particular the Ad Hoc Technical Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture held in Svalbard in September 2012.