3rd Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Curitiba, Brazil, Monday 13th March 2006 to Friday 17th March 2006

INVITATION TO BIOSAFETY SEMINAR, 12 MARCH 2006, CURITIBA, BRAZIL

Map of venue: http://biosafety-info.net/file_dir/54317108440e9c0d57e53.doc

The venue of the seminar, Museu Oscar Niemeyer is a very well-known building on Rua Marechal Hermes which is in the northeastern part of Centro Cîvico, Curitiba. Centro Cîvico is not far from the city centre of Curitiba. It is easily accessible by public transport.

All delegates and observers attending the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (13-17 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil) are cordially invited to the following seminar:

TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE IN THE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY: WHAT CAN SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS DO?

Objectives:

Discuss the attributes of the precautionary principle, the current process of risk assessment, and how a precautionary science can be applied to assess environmental and health risks of living modified organisms (LMO).

Date: March 12, 2006

Time: 14:00 to 17meetgroups_20

Address: Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Rua Marechal Hermes, 999, Centro Cîvico, Curitiba, Paraná

Organizers:

Government of Paraná, Ministry of the Environment of Brazil and Third World Network

Speakers:

Jack Heinemann, New Zealand Institute of Gene Ecology, New Zealand
Hugh Lacey, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College, USA
Miguel Guerra, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Terje Traavik, Norwegian Institute of Gene Ecology, University of Tromsø, Norway

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