Genetic Resources

As of the 9th of November 2015 the international Nagoya Protocol is implemented in Danish legislation and applies for access and use of certain genetic resources in research activities. The Danish Naturstyrelsen is the competent governmental body administrating this subject, and further information can be found at their webpage. The Danish legislation implements the EU regulation REGULATION (EU) No 511/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 April 2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization in the Union.

The Nagoya Protocol applies to genetic resources that are covered by the CBD and to the benefits arising from their utilization. The Nagoya Protocol also covers traditional knowledge (TK) associated with genetic resources that are covered by the CBD and the benefits arising from its utilization. Find more information on the Nagoya Protocol and the ABS Clearing-House at:

Nagoya Protocol and ABS Clearing-House

Naturstyrelsen, ABS Protokollen (in Danish)

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Revised 02.12.2015