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  Posting date: December 17, 2018
Biodiversity Convention Decides to Address Conflicts of Interest
Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity have approved conflicts of interest procedures to limit the influence of private sector industry and other economic and vested interests from unduly influencing decisions taken to protect biological div
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  Posting date: December 11, 2018
Biosafety Protocol agrees important work on risk assessment of GMOs
Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety have adopted a decision that puts its important risk assessment work firmly back on track, after previous setbacks
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  Posting date: November 12, 2018
Synthetic Biology, Genome Editing and Gene Drives
One of the key topics that will be addressed by the upcoming meetings of the CBD and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is that of synthetic biology, including the issues of genome editing and engineered gene drives
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  Posting date: July 12, 2018
Reboot on GMO Risk Assessment Work Under Biosafety Protocol
Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at a subsidiary meeting in Montreal, have breathed some life back into the risk assessment work that is critical to the implementation of the Protocol.
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  Posting date: December 22, 2016
Biosafety Protocol Stalled on Risk Assessment
Further work on biosafety risk assessment which is a key pillar under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has received a setback at the UN Biodiversity Conference
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  Posting date: December 21, 2016
Report of Scientific Conference Taking Stock - 20 Years of GM Crops - 40 Years of ‘Genetic Engineering'
The report of the recent Scientific Conference, Taking Stock - 20 years of GM crops - 40 years of ‘genetic engineering’, which was held in Mexico City, 1-2 December 2016.
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  Posting date: December 13, 2016
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.
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  Posting date: December 06, 2016
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".
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  Posting date: December 06, 2016
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.
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  Posting date: November 30, 2016
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.
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