Metadata Factsheet

1. Indicator Name

Indicator on monetary benefits (tbc)

2. Date Of Metadata Update

2023-02-01 12:00:00 UTC

3. Goals And Targets Addressed

3a. Goal

Goal C. The benefits from the utilization of genetic resources are shared fairly and equitably, with a substantial increase in both monetary and non-monetary benefits shared, including for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

3b. Target


4. Rationale

This indicator would aim to measure the amount of monetary benefits received by countries from the implementation of access and benefit-sharing instruments during the reporting period. This indicator could compile, inter alia, monetary benefits received by countries from the implementation of ABS under the Convention, the Nagoya Protocol and other ABS instruments, such as the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework. This indicator would not be relevant for all CBD Parties, as several countries do not require prior informed consent for access to genetic resources and/or do not otherwise receive benefits from ABS agreements. Possible ways to disaggregate the indicator, without adding undue complexity for reporting, would need to be defined (e.g. amount for genetic resources and for traditional knowledge, amount per type or gender of beneficiaries).

5. Current Level of Development

6. Proposed Timetable of Development

The indicator would need to fully be developed following the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP15), once the submission deadline and the formats of the national reports under the Convention and under the Nagoya Protocol are agreed by their Parties. The data release for this indicator would closely follow the national reporting cycle under the Convention and the Nagoya Protocol.

The template for the interim national report under the Nagoya Protocol included a question and free text box to indicate monetary benefits received since the entry into force of the Protocol. However, as the question was not mandatory, it does not provide a sufficient baseline for this proposed indicator.

Reporting on headline indicators will be included as a mandatory component of the revised format of the national report under the Nagoya Protocol and the template for the seventh and eighth national report under the Convention, to be adopted respectively by MOP4 and COP15. Data sources related to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the WHO PIP Framework would need to be clearly identified in collaboration with the respective Secretariats of these instruments.

7. Proposed Scale of Use

National data to be collated to form global indicator (as relates to the Convention and the Nagoya Protocol). The indicator could be used at different levels (national, regional, global) to assess trends in monetary benefit-sharing over time.


8. Proposed Data Source

National reports under the Convention on Biological Diversity, national reports under the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing and data sources to be identified for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the WHO PIP Framework. Additional work is needed to determine how data from multilateral ABS systems could be incorporated in the indicator.

9. Proposed Indicator provider

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Jillian Campbell, SCBD,

Julie Roy, SCBD,

10. Data Reporter

10b. Contact Person

11. References

Back to top

Feedback: The information on this site is provided to the best of our current knowledge and may be used to aid discussions on indicators for the post-2020 framework. UNEP-WCMC is keen to ensure that our data is accurate and up to date. We welcome any feedback on the quality, reliability, and accuracy of the information on this site. If you see any errors or missing information, please get in touch get in touch.