Professor Morgera Awarded Consultancy by the UN Biodiversity Convention

Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environment Law, has been awarded an international consultancy by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The consultancy will review and analyse experiences gained with the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing to the CBD, as well as case studies on ex situ and in situ genetic resources, traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, and transboundary situations.

In addition, the consultancy will analyse experiences gained in other multilateral benefit-sharing mechanisms, and assess the potential relevance of ongoing work undertaken by other international processes.

The consultancy output is expected to inform ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on the possible creation of a global, multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism under the Nagoya Protocol, which would be used to support the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components globally.

Find out more about Prof Morgera's research on the Nagoya Protocol here and on benefit-sharing across different areas of international law here.

Prof Morgera is the Director of the LLM programme in Global Environment and Climate Change Law.