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|Title||The Bio-resources Conference for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol Held in NIBR|
The Bio-resources Conference for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol Held in NIBR
NIBR held “the Bio-resources Conference for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol” on 24 November to raise awareness in Korean biotechnology industry and business sectors which utilize biological resources falling within the scope of the Protocol.
The conference, co-hosted by NIBR and the Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization, was joined by more than 300 experts and government officials including Cho KyeungKyu, Minister of Environment, Hong Young-pyo, the Chair of the Parliamentary Environment Committee, and Park il-Ho, Mayor of Miryang City.
The conference provided a platform to discuss the domestic legislations and measures for national implementation and the potential impacts on Korean bio-industry and business sectors.
Choi Won-Mog, the Chair of the Korea ABS Forum, delivered a keynote speech in line with the conference theme of “Present and Future of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Regime under the Nagoya Protocol”.
At the conference, NIBR signed technology transfer agreements with Korean cosmetic companies, ‘HANSOL BIO’ and ‘HANSOL BIOTECH’, and a collaborative research agreement with ‘Komipharm’.
In the meantime, the 18th Korea ABS Forum was held following by the opening ceremony to share the views on domestic ABS measures and address what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the implementation.
Cho KyeungKyu, Minister of Environment said, "This conference is to help Korean biotechnology companies prepare for the ABS regimes and make preemptive move forward the Nagoya Protocol.
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