Article 8(j)
Article 8(j)

related: biodiversity, cbd, indigenous

Article 8(j) states Each contracting Party shall, as far as possible and as appropriate: Subject to national legislation, respect, preserve and maintain knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and promote their wider application with the approval and involvement of the holders of such knowledge, innovations and practices and encourage the equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of such knowledge innovations and practices.

The Convention on Biological Diversity, the Nagoya Protocol and the Working Group on 8(j) are currently the only United Nations bodies actively working on international laws, standards, guidelines and capacity building of relevance to indigenous peoples.

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