At their eighth meeting the COP-MOP discussed contained use and, in their decision BS-VIII/17
, Parties and other Governments, in the context of operational objective 1.8 of the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the period 2011-2020, to submit to the Biosafety Clearing-House practical guidance on specific measures for contained use that effectively limit the contact of living modified organisms with, and their impact on, the external environment.
Further to this the COP-MOP requested the Executive Secretary to compile the information submitted for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol at its ninth meeting with a view to identifying areas where activities might be needed to support Parties in their efforts to develop national measures on contained use.
In light of the above, the Secretariat issued notification SCBD/SPS/DC/MM/DA/86806
to Parties and other Governments inviting the submission of relevant information on contained use of living modified organisms.
Submissions can be made online using the common format
for the submission of information from Parties and other Governments.
All information submitted in response to this notification is listed below.