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Resources

Welcome to the Resource section for the Portal. The purpose of the resource section is for all Governments and other stakeholders to use the materials to effectively implement the programme of work and its priority areas.

  • 15th anniversary
  • General
  • Public Awareness
  • Education
  • Access to Information
  • Public Participation

Resources

General:
  • Resources in the Programme of Work and its priority areas page - link
  • Publications: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - link
  • Publications: Protocole de Cartagena sur la prévention des risques biotechnologiques de la Convention sur la diversité biologique link
  • Video on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - link
  • Une vidéo sur le Protocole de Cartagena - link
  • Programme of work on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms, 2011-2015 - link
  • Programme de travail sur la sensibilisation, l'éducation et la participation du public concernant le transfert, la manipulation et l'utilisation sans danger d'organismes vivants modifiés (2011-2015) (page 79-89) - pdf
  • Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 2011-2020 - link
  • Plan stratégique du Protocole de Cartagena pour la période 2011-2020 (page 136-155) – pdf
  • Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety workshop on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living/genetically modified organisms, held in Nagoya, Japan, 8-9 October 2010 - pdf
  • 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, 2003 – pdf
  • Principes directeurs relatifs à l’accès à l’information, la participation du public et l’accès à la justice en ce qui concerne les organismes génétiquement modifiés, 2003 – pdf
  • Report of the Sub-Regional Workshop for Anglophone Africa on: Risk Assessment and Management and Public Awareness and Participation (November 12 -15, 2002, Windhoek, Namibia - pdf
  • Rapport sur l’Atelier sous-régional pour l’Afrique francophone sur: L’évaluation et la gestion des risques et La sensibilisation et la participation du public, 22-25 avril 2003, Dakar, Senegal - pdf
  • Proceedings of the SADC Regional Workshop on “Public Awareness, Education and Participation in Biosafety and the Environment”, 21 – 26 May 2006, Gaborone, Botswana - pdf
  • A simplified guide to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters - pdf
  • Un guide simplifié de la Convention d’Aarhus sur l’accès à l’information, la participation du public au processus décisionnel et l’accès à la justice en matière d’environnement – pdf
  • Moving from Principles to Rights: Rio 2012 and Ensuring Access to Information, Public Participation, and Access to Justice for Everyone - pdf
  • Success at Rio+20?: The case for regional conventions on environmental access rights, an information note prepared by the World Resources Institute, 2012 - pdf
  • Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development - pdf
  • Environmental Governance in Asia: Independent Assessments of National Implementation of Rio Declaration’s Principle 10 (TAI, 2012) - pdf

Public Awareness and Education:
  • Updated communication plan template for comments - Draft 1 - link
  • Resources in the online discussion on public awareness regarding LMOs - link
  • Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators - pdf
  • Communication, éducation et sensibilisation du public (CESP): Guide pratique destiné aux points focaux et aux coordonnateurs des stratégies et plans d’action nationaux pour la diversité biologique (SPANB) - pdf
  • ABNE Communication Guide for Biosafety Regulators, 2010 - pdf
  • APAARI Communication Strategy 2010-2015 pdf
  • Participatory Communication Strategy Design: A Handbook, 2004, prepared by the SADC Centre of Communication for Development in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: pdf
  • Risk Communication Manual (FAO Asia-BIONET, 2005) - pdf
  • Using the Media to Promote Awareness and Action - pdf
  • Guide to Successful Communications - link
  • Workbook: Creating a Communications Plan - pdf

Resources on Awareness Surveys

The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Organization.
This website provides information on surveys and methods, including a survey manual, used by the Afrobarometer.
This document provides information on a survey on public opinion and presence of LMOs in Cambodia.
This document has a section on communication and public participation that highlights the use of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey approach as a first step towards the development and formulation of a communication and public awareness strategy.
This weblink provides information on the methodology to use the Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey used by FAO.
This document provides information on a survey on public opinion on GMOs in Lithuania.
This is the fourth comprehensive survey of U.S. consumer attitudes and public sentiment about genetically modified food conducted by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology. Similar comprehensive surveys were previously conducted in January 2001, August 2003 and September 2004.
This article describes results from the Public Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology and focuses on the views of the public on the GMO as a central feature of the controversy.
This link provides the results from a survey on Korean public perception of LMOs and the LMO Act.
This presentation highlights some key points in methodology used by UNFCCC.
This document provides information on methodology used by Latinobarómetro.
These guidelines provide information on methods to design household surveys.
The handbook provides information on methods to conduct a household survey.
The handbook provides information on methods to conduct a household sample survey in developing and transition countries.
The document has been prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. It has a number of recommendations for preperations on sampling survey reports.
A document provides information on the current conditions and justification for the study on environmental awareness, the review of the major hypothesis on environmental awareness formation, a review of major study on relationship between values/worldwiew and environmental awareness and a review of major studies that link environmental awareness and behaviour.
This record provides a toolkit of the Phase 1, Toolkit Module "Taking Stock" by UNEP-GEF. It contains, among other things, information on the scope of surveys.

Education:
  • Resources from the online discussion on education - link
  • Updated communication plan template for comments - Draft 1 - link
  • Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators - pdf
  • Communication, éducation et sensibilisation du public (CESP): Guide pratique destiné aux points focaux et aux coordonnateurs des stratégies et plans d’action nationaux pour la diversité biologique (SPANB) - pdf

Public Access to Information:
  • Resources from the online discussion forum on public access to biosafety information, June 2012: link
  • Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC – pdf
  • Directive 2003/4/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 28 janvier 2003 concernant l'accès du public à l'information en matière d'environnement et abrogeant la directive 90/313/CEE du Conseil – pdf
  • Draft Model Law on Access to Information in Africa, 2011 – pdf
  • Projet de loi type sur l’acces a l’information pour l’Afrique, 2011 – pdf
  • African Platform on Access to Information, 2011, a declaration adopted by the Pan African Conference on Access to Information held in Cape Town, South Africa, 17-19 September 2011 - pdf
  • Implementing Access to Information: A Practical Guide for Operationalising Access to Information Laws, 2008, prepared by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative: pdf
  • African Regional Findings and Plan of Action for the Advancement of the Right of Access to Information, 2010: pdf

Public Participation:
  • Resources from the online discussion on public participation - link
  • Public Participation in African Biosafety Regulations and Policies, 2010, an Issue Paper prepared for the African Union Commission – pdf
  • Public Participation and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: A practical guide, prepared for DFID and GEF, 2003 – link
  • UNEP-GEF toolkit module on public consultation and analysis, 2006, published by the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Project – pdf
  • Trousse à outils de la phase 2: Consultation et analyse relatives à la structure nationale de biosécurité (SNB) – pdf
  • Public Participation Guide: A Guide for Meaningful Public Participation in Environmental Assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2008, prepared by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: pdf
  • Guide sur la participation du public - Guide sur la participation significative du public aux évaluations environnementales en vertu de la Loi canadienne sur l'évaluation environnementale: pdf
  • Public Participation in Making Local Environmental Decisions: The Aarhus Convention Good Practice Handbook, 2000 (based on outcomes of the workshop on public participation in making local environmental decisions, held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in December 1999) – pdf
  • 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", 2005 - pdf
  • A Handbook for Public Participation in Environmental Assessment In Southern Africa - pdf
  • Public involvement in environmental issues in the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) countries – Background and overview (2002), published by Asia-Europe Environmental Technology Centre (AEETC) - pdf