Ensuring good governance of synthetic biology at SBSTTA-26

TWN Info Service on Biodiversity/TK and Biosafety
10 May 2024
Third World Network

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Ensuring good governance of synthetic biology at SBSTTA-26

As Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity gather in Nairobi for the Twenty-sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice from 13-18 May 2024, the issue of  synthetic biology is high on the agenda.

We are pleased to share two briefing papers on the issue, which call for broad and regular multidisciplinary horizon scanning, monitoring and assessment of new developments in synthetic biology to be continued biennially and the methodology to be endorsed, in order to address the potential risks of synthetic biology organisms, components and products in a multidisciplinary and precautionary manner.

1) SBSTTA 26 Ensuring Good Governance of Synthetic Biology

2) Putting Precaution Into Action: Continuing CBD Leadership on Synthetic Biology Governance


With best wishes,
Third World Network 

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