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Number of countries with biodiversity-relevant charges and fees [BIP]

Number of countries with biodiversity-relevant charges and fees [BIP]

Indicator description

Contracting Parties must report, at least once every five years, on the measures taken to implement their obligations under the International Treaty, pursuant to section V.1 of the “Procedures and operational mechanism to promote compliance and address issues of non-compliance”(Resolution 9/2013).

The reports submitted are published on the website of the International Treaty and they offer useful information to understand positive actions undertaken by Governments to facilitate the conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA and some of the limitations. The data is formally updated on 1 February every year for the monitoring of SDG indicator 15.6.1

This Indicator measures progress made by countries in establishing legislative, administrative or policy frameworks on access and benefit-sharing (ABS). By developing their ABS frameworks, countries are contributing to the achievement of Target 15.6 and to the conservation and sustainable use of biological and genetic diversity. Progress in this indicator is assessed through measuring the increase in the number of countries that have adopted ABS legislative, administrative and policy measures and that have made available this information through the Online Reporting System on Compliance of the International Treaty in relation to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 2.1

By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

SDG Target 2.3

By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment

SDG Target 2.4

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

SDG Target 2.5

By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

SDG Target 15.6

Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed