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Workshops on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

Inter-Regional Workshop

The Secretariat organized an inter-regional workshop on capacity needs for the implementation of the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress. The purpose was to share experiences and identify capacity needs in the development and/or implementation of liability rules on environmental damage in general or damage to biological diversity caused by living modified organisms in particular.

Official documents of the workshop

Regional Workshops

The Secretariat conducted regional workshops on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol. The purpose of the workshops was to raise awareness and understanding about the objective and provisions of the Supplementary Protocol and to identify needs and requirements by Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety with a view to expedite the early entry into force and implementation of the Supplementary Protocol.

Reports of the Regional Workshops: CEE | Africa | Asia and the Pacific | Latin America and the Caribbean

Central and Eastern Europe

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) regional workshop on the Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress was the first in the series of workshops. The workshop took place from 16 to 17 June 2011, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was attended by representatives from 10 countries of the CEE region that are Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Official documents of the workshop

Africa

The African regional workshop took place from 21 to 22 July 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the African Union Commission. It was attended by 45 participants, including representatives from 28 Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, representatives of regional economic commissions, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. The workshop was organized back to back with a briefing on the outcome of the 10 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the fifth meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and the Regional Launch for Africa of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) and the observance of the United Nations Decade on Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (2010-2020).

Official documents of the workshop

Asia and the Pacific

The Asia – Pacific regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol took place on 17 and 18 November 2011, in New Delhi, India. The workshop brought together 18 participants representing 12 Parties from the region, and one participant representing civil society. Participants reviewed the objective, scope and other provisions of the Supplementary Protocol. They reviewed different scenarios and hypothetical cases in the context of the Supplementary Protocol. They exchanged domestic experiences in the development of legal frameworks addressing liability and redress for damage in general, and damage resulting from living modified organisms in particular. Participants agreed to a number of conclusions and recommendations, including encouraging the Parties to the Biosafety Protocol to consider inviting the Global Environment Facility and other donors to provide financial resources for building capacities and supporting developing countries in their efforts to understand and to implement the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol as envisaged in section C of decision BS-V/11.

Official documents of the workshop

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol took place on 15 and 16 December 2011, in Lima, Peru. The workshop brought together 27 participants. These included participants from 13 countries from the region, as well as a representative from a non-governmental organization and one from the biotechnology industry. Ms. Jimena Nieto Carrasco of Colombia, also participated in her capacity as the former co-chair of the negotiating group on the Supplementary Protocol. Like in the other regional workshops, participants reviewed the objective, scope and other provisions of the Supplementary Protocol. His Excellency Dr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otárola, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Peru opened the meeting. Ms. Nieto made a presentation on the different phases of the negotiations process and the participation and contribution of representatives from the LAC region. Participants noted, among other things, the importance of signing and subsequently ratifying the Supplementary Protocol as early as possible, and expediting the domestic consultation processes in their respective countries with a view to initiating preparations for its implementation. They have also recognized the need for assessing their existing domestic laws with a view to determine the adequacy of such laws to address damage and to provide for response measures in accordance with the Supplementary Protocol.

Official documents of the workshop

Workshop materials

  • Introduction to the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol: En | Fr | Es
  • Liability and Redress - Basic Concepts (WSM-No1): En | Fr | Es
  • Overview of Supplementary Protocol (WSM-No2): En | Fr | Es
  • Significance, signature and ratification (WSM-No3): En | Fr | Es
  • Cases for group exercises (WSM-No4): En | Fr | Es
  • Case Study for Inter-regional workshop: En | Fr | Es
  • Strategic Plan (WSM-No5): En | Fr | Es
  • National Reporting (WSM-No6): En | Fr | Es
  • Supplementary Protocol: Requirements and possible capacity needs (WSM-No8): En