Future Work on Risk Assessment Under the Biosafety Protocol Threatened

At the meeting of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Cancun, Mexico, the continued work on risk assessment under the Protocol is under threat. […]

160 Global Groups Call for Moratorium on New Genetic Extinction

A wide spectrum of 160 civil society organisations and networks have called for a global moratorium on the controversial genetic extinction technology known as “gene drives”. […]

UN Biodiversity Conference to Debate Synthetic Biology, Financial Resources Mobilization

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. […]

TWN Briefings for UN Biodiversity Conference #3

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. […]

TWN Briefings for UN Biodiversity Conference #2

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. […]

TWN Briefings for UN Biodiversity Conference #1

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. […]

Modest Progress in International Regime on GMOs

This is a report on the outcome of the meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (29 September to 3 October 2014, Pyeongchang, South Korea) […]

COP-MOP7: Little progress, conflict of interests & unabated unintentional transboundary movements

Closing statement made by civil society participants to the 7th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP7) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety which as held on 29 September – 3 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. […]

Socio-economic considerations related to LMOs: From the Convention on Biological Diversity to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

This paper provides insights on how socio-economic considerations related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are rooted in the CBD and, accordingly, inherited by the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety. […]

Third World Network submission related to decision BS-VI/16: Unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms (Article 17)

Third World Network submission related to decision BS-VI/16: Unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms (Article 17) […]