Access and Benefit Sharing:  Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in the UK

Ms Katie Beckett, 21 February 2017, 13.00-14.00. Lord Hope Building, LH 228


The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is an international instrument which entered into force on 12th October 2014. Companies and organisations that use genetic resources (plant, animal, microbial material) and traditional knowledge associated with those resources  in their research and development programmes may be required to seek access consent from the country of origin and agree terms on which they use the material.  Regulatory Delivery is responsible for implementing and enforcing ABS legislation in the UK and as part of their awareness raising and engagement programme, will provide an overview of the obligations of those in scope of the Regulation and the tools and mechanisms available to support compliance.


Katie Beckett joined Regulatory Delivery as Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project Manager at the start of 2016 after having spent almost eight years working in the natural product sector, focussed on the development of ingredients from southern African plant biodiversity for the food & beverage, cosmetic and herbal supplement sectors.  Having closely followed the development of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing and its implementation, Katie's current role is to support compliance among UK businesses and organisations by raising awareness of the legislation and providing guidance on meeting ABS obligations. Katie graduated in Environmental Biology from Newcastle University and has held committee roles with the Soil Association and the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT), whilst being a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists.

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