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BfN-Schriften 515 - Second Meeting of the European Competent National Authorities Implementing the Nagoya Protocol and the Corresponding EU Regulation Final Report

Nagoya Protocol
After the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol and the corresponding Regulation (EU) No. 511/2014 (EU ABS Regulation), the Member States of the European Union (EU) are now obligated to take steps towards the operationalization of these legal instruments. Their im-plementation requires a multi-facetted approach, including inter alia the following activities: user identification and awareness raising, cooperation and exchange of information between the EU Member States as well as between EU Member States and provider States, interaction between EU Member States and the European Commission (EC), development and im-plementation of administrative procedures (including compliance checks), training of staff, data management etc.
Ute Feit, Thomas Greiber and Elizabeth Karger
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
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Now that many of the EU Member States have enacted national implementing legislation and established their competent national authorities (CNA), there is a great demand for infor-mation sharing between the responsible authorities on technical and structural processes as well as on early implementation experiences. This exchange promotes not only the develop-ment of these processes but also fosters joint learning, mutual support and harmonization among the EU Member States. Against this background and following a successful first meeting of European CNAs last year in Germany, the German CNA – a designated unit at the Federal Agency for Nature Conser-vation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN) – organized another informal meeting of the EU CNAs implementing the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS Regulation from 23 to 26 April 2018 at BfN’s International Academy for Nature Conservation, located on the Isle of Vilm, Germany.

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