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Biosafety Technical Series

The Biosafety Technical Series is published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to disseminate information related to key themes under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and its Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress. Material published in the Biosafety Technical Series is intended for use by practitioners and for raising public awareness on living modified organisms in order to contribute to achieving the objectives of the two treaties.

Volumes published:

  • Issue 1: Standards for Shipments of Living Modified Organisms: Outcomes of an Online Forum
  • Issue 2: Summary and Comparative Analysis of Nine National Approaches to Ecological Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Annex III
  • Issue 3: Review of Issues, Instruments and Practices Relevant to Liability and Redress for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Living Modified Organisms

 

Issue 1: Standards for Shipments of Living Modified Organisms: Outcomes of an Online Forum

BTS1

Table of Contents:

PART A: Outcomes of the Online Forum on Standards for LMO Shipments
PART B: Summary of standards and standard-setting bodies relevant to the handling, transport, packaging and identification of living modified organisms
Annex I - Themes and guiding questions for the Online Forum
Annex II - Statistical information on participation in the Online Forum
Annex III - Acronyms
 
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Issue 2: Summary and Comparative Analysis of Nine National Approaches to Ecological Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Annex III

BTS2

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Methods
Elements of risk assessment for LMOs (Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Japan, South Africa, United States)
Comparisons among risk assessment frameworks
Conclusion
 
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Issue 3: Review of Issues, Instruments and Practices Relevant to Liability and Redress for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Living Modified Organisms

BTS3

Table of Contents:

Section I: Concepts, Functions and Elements Relevant to Liability and Redress
Section II: Survey of Some International Agreements and Practices in the Field of Liability and Redress
Appendix I: Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Appendix II: Exercises to further understanding of the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol
 
 
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Disclaimer: The designations employed and the presentation of material in these publications do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The views reported in these publications do not necessarily represent those of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

For more information regarding these publications, please contact secretariat@cbd.int.

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Update on 2013-07-09
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