The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits

The Nagoya Protocol is an international agreement to share the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable manner, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and technologies, and by appropriate funding, thereby contributing to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components

It was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its tenth meeting on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.