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2007-09-02 12:51 UTC (UNEP-GEF)
Date of last update
2012-05-02 13:10 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-04 18:58 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

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Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety - A background paper for decision-makers and others to assist in consideration of GMO issues
Young, Tomme; World Conservation Union (IUCN Environmental Law Centre)
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
UICN - The World Conservation Union
UICN Publications Services Unit
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Phone:+44 1 22 3 277 894
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
Biosafety and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are amongst the most complex of biodiversity issues: from species conservation, to sustainable livelihoods, to socio-cultural policy. The greatest GMO-related need shared by all decision-makers - governmental, civil society, and industrial - is for unbiased background information and a framework for evaluating new evidence. This analysis aims to enable IUCN and its members to determine how they should advance "research, analysis and dissemination of knowledge regarding the potential ecological impact of the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment, focusing especially on biodiversity, socio-economic impact and food security".
Thematic areas
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
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Type of resource
  • Monograph (book, brochures or pamphlet, journal article)
ISBN: 2-8317-0798-6
2003 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and FIELD
(47 pages)
IUCN Policy and Global Change Series No.1;
Keywords and any other relevant information
risk assessment
risk management
public participation
decision making
cartagena protocol on biosafety
LMO categories: All LMO categories