Strathclyde Centre Environmental Law GovernanceConvention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Current Collaborations

  • SCELG was also awarded a consultancy by the CBD to prepare a study on possible criteria to identify what constitutes a “specialized international access and benefit-sharing instrument” in the context of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing.

Past Collaborations

  • In February 2016, Professor Morgera was invited to present to the CBD Expert Group Meeting on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing an analysis of experiences gained and lessons learnt in multilateral benefit-sharing mechanisms. The report was the result of a consultancy awarded by the CBD Secretariat and drew on the BeneLex project.
  • Dr Daniela Diz has been repeatedly invited to contribute to CBD expert meetings in the area of marine biodiversity, notably on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, on Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 on marine protected areas and other area-based tools.
  • Prof Morgera has also been invited to participate in the Expert Advisory Panel set up in 2012 to support the programme launched by the CBD Secretariat and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) on Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and in the CBD Liaison Group on the international legal framework on geo-engineering in 2011. CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Dias, and colleagues Kathryn Garforth and Valérie Normand, have contributed to publications on international biodiversity law led by Professor Morgera, and Ms Garforth is on the advisory board of the BeneLex project.