BCH | Biosafety Clearing-House

The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is an online platform for exchanging information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and a key tool for facilitating the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.


27 Nov 2021

Webinar on new BCH platform: 7 December 2021 - 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC-5)

The purpose of the webinar is to introduce the new BCH platform and demonstrate its main features.

27 Nov 2021

Key dates for the launch of the new BCH platform

Key dates to consider regarding the launch of the new BCH platform.

23 Nov 2021

Fourth National Report: Questions and Answers

This page provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the preparation and submission of Fourth National Reports.

National records

30 Nov 2021

Dr. Gholamreza Salehi Jouzani

Scientific Board Member (Professor in Agricultural Biotechnology) Microbial Biotechnology and Biosafety Department Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII) / Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) P.O. Box 31535-1897 Alborz Karaj

30 Nov 2021

Mrs. Viengpasith Vanisaveth

Deputy Director, Technical Service Division Biotechnology and Ecology Institute, Technical Service Division Ministry of Science and Technology POBox. 2279 Vientiane Capital

30 Nov 2021

Ms. Sandeep Singh

Director Department of Environment Ministry of Environment Levels 1 & 2, Bali Tower, 318 Toorak Road P.O. Box 2109, Government Buildings Suva

National Focal Point Fiji chm-nfp-fj-209411-12
16 Nov 2021

Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo

Vice President Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Bourda Georgetown

National Focal Point Guyana chm-nfp-gy-257872-1

Reference records

30 Nov 2021

Living Modified Organism bch-lmo-scbd-14796-12
28 Oct 2021

MON-8746Ø-4 × MON-89Ø34-3 - TELA® Maize

AATF and Institute of Agricultural Research / Bayer Crop Science Company Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) Tolerance to abiotic stress - Cold / Heat, Drought

Living Modified Organism bch-lmo-scbd-115277-2
18 Oct 2021

Online discussions: Biosafety Commitments for the Action Agenda for Nature and People to 24 October (extended)

Launched in November 2018, by the Governments of Egypt and China, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Action Agenda for Nature and People (Action Agenda) serves as a global mechanism to inspire, connect and mobilize actions for biodiversity and biosafety. Please visit the Action Agenda at https://www.cbd.int/portals/action-agenda/ The Action Agenda is an online platform and tool oriented towards catalysing non-state actors’ commitments (e.g. business sector, sub-national and local governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, youth, indigenous peoples and local communities, women’s groups, farmer communities and individuals) to generate future measurable impactfully commitments. The objectives are, among others, for: Actions for positive biodiversity gains by 2030; Enhanced profiling of non-state actors on the CBD website and social media platforms; Enhanced profiling of non-state actors during events at COP and COP-MOP; and Further actions to be inspired by others non-state actors. The Implementation Plan and Capacity-building Action Plan for the Cartagena Protocol as well as the Global Biodiversity Framework to be achieved by 2030, Parties need the support from the public and society. The frameworks are expected to be adopted at the tenth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP 10) for Parties to the Cartagena Protocol and the fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 15) for Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity. Before and after COP 15 and COP-MOP 10, there are opportunities to cooperate with actors across society to help reach biodiversity and biosafety goals. The business sector, sub-nationals and local governments and civil society must be part of the conversation because what is under discussion and what is agreed in the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will need to be mainstreamed at the economic and policy levels, globally and nationally. The discussions are at https://bch.cbd.int/onlineconferences/portal_art23/actionagendaforum/ Best regards, Ulrika

BCH News bch-bchn-scbd-116280-5
08 Oct 2021

MON-87411-9 × DAS-59122-7 - Herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant maize

Bayer CropScience / Dow AgroSciences GmbH Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles) - Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate, Glyphosate

Living Modified Organism bch-lmo-scbd-116326-1