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|Title||7 countries gathered in Seoul to discuss national implementation of the Nagoya Protocol|
7 countries gathered in Seoul to discuss national implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
NIBR held the “International Symposium on National Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol” on 6 July 2017 to share lessons and discuss challenges to implement the Protocol at the national level. In parallel with the symposium, the Second Korea-Myanmar vice Ministerial Dialogue was held.
Many Korean companies are highly dependent on overseas biological resources. Under the circumstances, NIBR has provided recent news and information on ABS at home and abroad, and conducted research on Korean indigenous species to support Korean bio industry.
This symposium is one of these efforts to support the industry. Stakeholders from public and private sectors participated in the symposium and discussed international and national strategies, approaches and future visions to better implement the Protocol
Meanwhile, in the vice ministerial dialogue, two vice ministers of Korea and Myanmar discussed joint research projects on new biological resources in Kachin state, which is northernmost biodiversity hotspot of Myanmar.
“This symposium provided good
opportunities to strengthen multilateral cooperation for biodiversity research
and information sharing, while facilitate manpower exchange, technical transfer
and capacity-building among industry, academia and research institution,” said
Ahn Byungok, Vice-Minister of Environment of Republic of Korea.
The program of the symposium is as follow.
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