Article 8(j) - Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices

The Glossary of relevant key terms and concepts within the Context of 8(j) and related provisions

The glossary is intended to facilitate a common understanding of key terms and concepts used within the context of Article 8(j) and related provisions in meetings held under the Convention, including those for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The use of the glossary is voluntary, without prejudice to the terminology used in the Convention. These terms and concepts are subject to national legislation and the diverse national circumstances of each Party or Government, and many Parties already have specific understandings of terms and concepts that may already apply within their jurisdiction. Additionally, these terms and concepts are complementary to other terms and concepts already adopted under the Convention or its Protocols.