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What is New / Events
02-04 May'17
National Conclave of Biodiversity Management Committees for Experience Sharing on ABS @ Shimla, Himachal pradesh
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02-03 May'17
Second National Dialogue on Traditional Knowledge &Access and Benefit Sharing @ Shimla, Himachal pradesh
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11-12 Apr'17
National Consultative Workshop on "Economic Valuation of Bio-resources for Access and Benefit Sharing" @ Holiday Inn, Chennai
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About the Project

The Objective of the UNEP-GEF MoEF project on ABS is to increase the institutional, individual and systemic capacities of stakeholders to effectively implement the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Rules 2004 to achieve biodiversity conservation through implementing Access and Benefit Sharing Agreements in India.

This project is being implemented in 10 states of India namely Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim. The executing organisation includes NBA in collaboration with the 10 SBBs, Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme - Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP/DELC), United Nations University – Institute of Advanced studies (UNU-IAS) and Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • To Develop Standardized economic valuation Methods for valuing biodiversity in the selected ecosystem
  • Developing database on biological resources to tap ABS potential in Project States
  • Assessing and quantifying the economic value of biological diversity present at local, state and national levels using appropriate methodologies
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