The subject has spawned many acronyms, which can prove a barrier to understanding.  The list below includes some of these.

ABNJ – Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
ABS – Access and Benefit-Sharing
ABSCH – Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing House
AHTEG – Ad-Hoc Technical Expert Group (advisory group supporting elements of the Convention on Biological Diversity secretariat)
aTK – Traditional Knowledge associated with Genetic Resources
BBNJ – Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction
CBD – Convention on Biological Diversity
CNA – Competent National Authority
COP – Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
CPC – Checkpoint Communique
GR – Genetic Resources
ILC – Indigenous and Local Community
IRCC – Internationally-Recognised Certificate of Compliance
MAT – Mutually Agreed Terms
MOP – Meeting of the Parties (to the Nagoya Protocol)
MTA – Material Transfer Agreement
NP – Nagoya Protocol
PIC – Prior informed Consent
SBSTTA – Subsidiary Body for Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (CBD body)
SCBD – Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
TK – Traditional Knowledge

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith