Legal advice on biodiversity and climate change
We work with our clients to ensure climate change law compliance
Legally access biological materials and traditional knowledge for R&D and commercial applications
International legal experts who provide legal capacity-building for governments, international organizations and civil society

About Bionomos

Bionomos [noun]  

1) meaning literally "life" "law"  

2) a boutique law firm which supports public, private and civil society organizations in understanding law and policy in the fields of biodiversity, climate, and water.



Understanding the implications of biodiversity law and policy.


Climate Change

Understanding the implications of climate law and policy.



Understanding the implications of water law and policy.

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been in effect since 1993. The CBD is a politically binding treaty between 193 of the countries within the United Nations.

On 29 October 2010, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted in Nagoya, Japan.

Comprehensive biodiversity legislation at the national level are indispensable to reaching global biodiversity targets. This study presents and compares comprehensive biodiversity laws from eight countries.

This third edition of the CISDL study reviews the ABS measures in countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, Europe, and North America as well as the regional measures of the Andean Community, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the African U

The purpose of this scoping paper is to set out the state-of-the-art legal knowledge on Aichi Biodiversity Target 16 and identify priority areas for future research.

This report explores the criteria for a plant genetic resources being mandatory included into the multilateral system for ABS. What is meant by ‘public domain’? How can countries decide on the matter of managing and controlling plant genetic resources?

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