Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia
Ottawa
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Ambassade de la RÉpublique d'Indonésie

Press Release: Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP 1)

Montreal, 6-10 June 2011

The first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP 1) was held in Montreal, 6-10 June 2011. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Fernando Casas (Columbia) and Mrs. Janet Lowe (New Zealand), and attended by delegations of State Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity/CBD, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, the industrial community, academics, and the Indigenous and Local Communities (ILCs). The Indonesian Delegation was led by the Deputy of Environmental Deterioration Control & Climate Change, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia.

ICNP was formed by the decision no.  X/I paragraph 7 of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) CBD. The ICNP-1 was intended to prepare items that will be discussed at the First Meeting of the Parties (MOP 1) of the Nagoya Protocol. The ICNP 1 includes four agenda items which are a) Modality for the establishment of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Clearing House, b) Efforts for capacity building c) Efforts for awareness raising, and efforts to support compliance.

The ICNP-1 is the first meeting after the 10th Meeting of COP 10 CBD in Nagoya, Japan, October 2010, which has successfully adopted the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

As one of the countries blessed with the world’s biggest biological diversity, Indonesia recognizes the importance of the Nagoya Protocol. In this regard, Indonesia has signed the Nagoya Protocol on 11 May, 2011.

Embassy of Indonesia in Ottawa