Metadata Factsheet

1. Proposed Indicator name

C.0.2 Indicator on non-monetary benefits tbc

2. Date of metadata update

2022-02-01 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. Draft target


4. Proposed rationale

The importance of non-monetary benefits in ABS processes and their contribution to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to sustainable development is increasingly acknowledged and documented. This indicator, as a possible proxy for non-monetary benefits, would aim to measure the number of publications and research results arising from the implementation of access and benefit-sharing instruments. This indicator would require the development of a methodology to extract information from publications or other databases used in research at the global level, which could then be disaggregated and compiled for use by Parties at the national level. Some Parties to the Convention are already making use of such methods (e.g. advanced keyword searches, systematic literature reviews).

5. Current level of development

Not yet developed. Additional resources and expertise would be needed to explore the development of such a methodology, should the indicator be retained.

An adequate unit of measurement would need to be defined for this indicator. The text of the annex to the Nagoya Protocol provides an indicative list of non-monetary benefits which includes: sharing of research and development results; collaboration, cooperation and contribution in scientific research and development programmes; participation in product development, collaboration, cooperation and contribution in education and training; admittance to ex situ facilities of genetic resources and to databases; transfer of knowledge and technology under fair and most favourable terms; strengthening capacities for technology transfer; institutional capacity-building; human and material resources to strengthen the capacities for the administration and enforcement of access regulations; training related to genetic resources with the full participation of countries providing genetic resources, and where possible, in such countries; access to scientific information relevant to conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, including biological inventories and taxonomic studies; contributions to the local economy; research directed towards priority needs, such as health and food security, taking into account domestic uses of genetic resources; institutional and professional relationships and subsequent collaborative activities; food and livelihood security benefits; social recognition; and joint ownership of relevant intellectual property rights.

6. Proposed timetable for development

To be determined.

7. Proposed scale of use

Global data would be disaggregated for national use (to be determined).


8. Proposed data source

To be determined.

9. Proposed Indicator provider

To be determined

10. Data reporter

10a. Organisation

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

10b. Contact person(s)

Jillian Campbell, SCBD,

Julie Roy, SCBD,

11. References (if available)

None available.

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