NEW! Online Forum resuming its activities first quarter of 2020 (Tentative)
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In decision CP-9/13
, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) decided to establish a process for the identification and prioritization of specific issues regarding risk assessment of living modified organisms. It also decided to consider at its tenth meeting, whether additional guidance materials on risk assessment are needed for (a) living modified organisms containing engineered gene drives, and (b) living modified fish. The process entails the establishment of and ad hoc technical expert group (AHTEG) on risk assessment, to work along the lines of the terms of reference provided in annex II of the same decision, and to extend the online forum on risk assessment and risk management to assist the work of the AHTEG.
In light of this decision, a tentative calendar of activities
outlining a way forward for the implementation of the elements of the COP-MOP decision is available.