Number of permits or their equivalents made available to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearinghouse established under the Nagoya Protocol and number of Standard Material Transfer Agreements, as communicated to the Governing Body of the International Treaty ( CBB )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 15.6 Ensure fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources

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The information the indicator is based on is already being collected under the International Treaty. The ABS Clearinghouse is ready to start collecting permits/ equivalents

The CBD Secretariat, through its ABS Clearinghouse, would be responsible for the ABS permits or their equivalents (, through its Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, would track the SMTAs

Linkages: This indicator is also relevant to the access and benefit sharing segment of target 2.5.

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