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Resources for the Online Forum

Welcome to the Resource section for the online discussion. Under operational objective 1.4 of the programme of work, Parties and the Secretariat were invited to identify, document and exchange through the BCH case studies on best practices and lessons learned in promoting public awareness, education and participation concerning LMOs.

In this regard, the purpose of the resource section is for all Governments and other stakeholders to use and exchange case studies, notes and proposals.

Resources
Programme of work on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms, 2011-2015
The Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/CBD round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding LMOs/GMOs is now available.
Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety workshop on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs
Lucca Guidelines on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice with Respect to Genetically Modified Organisms Implementation, Annex to decision II/1 on genetically modified organisms
Public Participation in African Biosafety Regulations and Policies
UNEP-GEF toolkit module on public consultation and analysis
Public Participation and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: A practical guide, prepared for DFID and GEF
Public Participation in Making Local Environmental Decisions: The Aarhus Convention Good Practice Handbook
Summary Report of the FAO e-mail conference on "Public participation in decision-making regarding GMOs in developing countries: How to effectively involve rural people
A Handbook for Public Participation in Environmental Assessment In Southern Africa
Public Participation Guide: A Guide for Meaningful Public Participation in Environmental Assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Brief: Public Participation in the Implementation of the Biosafety Protocol by the Third World Network
A Guide for Engaging Communities in Environmental Planning and Decision Making
Effective public engagement: A guide for policy-makers and communications professionals by COI
Public involvement in environmental issues in the ASEM – background and overview
Awakening Participation: Building Capacity for Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making by Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
Manual for Civil Society Participation in OAS Activities by OAS