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What we do

  • About us
  • What we do

Background

The Nagoya Protocol on ABS was adopted in 2010

Purpose

To expertly perform duties related to access to and
utilization of genetic resource(s) and benefit-sharing

Trends

Each country has strengthened
its sovereign right over its biological resources

Genetic Resources Information Center (GRIC)

Genetic Resources Information Center (GRIC)
Established Location National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), Ministry of Environment Website www.abs.go.kr
Telephone 032-590-7062 Fax 032-590-7165

What we do

  • Collecting, managing, monitoring, and providing information related to access to and utilization of domestic and foreign genetic resource(s) and benefit-sharing
  • Providing information on domestic genetic resource(s) in regard to the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House in accordance with Article 14 of the Protocol;
  • Providing administrative and technical support for the duties of the National Focal Point, Competent National Authority and National Checkpoint;
  • Promoting international cooperation, including information exchanges with foreign genetic resource(s) information management organizations for investigation of the utilization status of the domestic genetic resource(s) in abroad;
  • Promoting public relations in order for providers and users of genetic resource(s) to raise awareness of access to and utilization of genetic resource(s) and benefit-sharing.

Key Milestones

International developments
2010 to present
  • Oct. 2010The Nagoya Protocol is adopted at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Oct. 2012The 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) is held.
  • Oct. 2014The 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12) and the 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (NP COP/MOP1) are held.
  • Oct. 12, 2014The Nagoya Protocol takes effect
  • Dec. 2016The 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) and the 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (NP COP/MOP2) are held.
Ministry of Environment
2010 to present
  • Nov. 2010Key results of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) and follow-up measures are reported to the Cabinet.
  • Nov. 2011Government-wide measures to address the Nagoya Protocol are laid out.
  • Jan. 2017The Act on Access, Use and Benefit-Sharing of Genetic Resources is enacted and promulgated.
  • May 19, 2017The Nagoya Protocol is ratified.
  • Aug. 17, 2017The Nagoya Protocol takes effect
NIBR ABSCH
2011 to present
  • Jan. 2011 The ABSCH and its official website are launched.
  • Feb. 2011 The first request for ABS consultation service is received.
  • Jul. 2011The first issue of the ABS Newsletter is published.
  • Dec. 2011Nagoya Protocol Guidelines are published in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment.
  • Jun. 2012 The Korea ABS Forum is launched.
  • Sep. 2013The ABSCH performs its first corporate consulting.
  • Aug. 17, 2017The ABSCH website is renewed.