The issue of synthetic biology, which cross cuts the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, will be among the most hotly debated issue at the UN Biodiversity Conference.
This briefing discusses what Parties to the CBD and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety can do in order to advance the work on risk assessment of synthetic biology at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancún.
This briefing discusses unintentional transboundary movement and emergency measures, as well as the related issues of detection and identification of LMOs, making recommendations for what Parties can do at COP-MOP8 on these issues.
Synthetic biology is transforming access to genetic resources. This paper explains the implications of genetic sequence data and calls on Parties to the CBD to take action to ensure that benefit-sharing is not undermined.
This monograph documents the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate, whose use has gone up with the advent of glyphosate-tolerant GM crops, necessitating the call for a global phase-out of the world's most widely used herbicide.