Tag Article | Biosafety Clearing-House

"Joint Modalities of Operation" for the CBD clearing-houses

  23 Nov 2021

At the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 17-29 November 2018), the Parties endorsed the joint modalities of operation for the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention (CHM), the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House (ABSCH) of the Nagoya Protocol. The joint modalities were also endorsed by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in decision CP-9/2.

The purpose of the joint modalities of operation is to ensure consistency among the platforms and strengthen coherence and integration between the three main clearing-houses of the Convention, while preserving the specific functionalities unique to each clearing-house.  The joint modalities of operation can be found in the Annex to COP decision 14/25



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