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Parties are recommended to make use of relevant tools, guidelines and other related resources in developing training activities and materials related to public awareness, education and participation regarding LMOs according to priority area 3 of the programme of work on public awareness, education and participation regarding LMOs. Parties are also encouraged to develop resources and make them available.

Numerous resources have been developed that support the implementation of the Programme of Work. A selection of these resources is made available below, under the different tabs related to: public awareness; education; access to information; and public participation. In addition to these specific resources, general resources can be consulted under the general tab below.

Views expressed in resources that have not been developed by the Secretariat do not necessarily reflect the views of the Secretariat or of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

  • Public Awareness
  • Education
  • Access to Information
  • Public Participation
  • General

Public Awareness

Resources

  • National communication plan template, including a media engagement guide - link
  • Resources from the online discussion on public awareness regarding LMOs, March - April 2018 - link
  • The Convention on Biodiverity's Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators - link

Plans, guides, manuals and strategies

  • ABNE Communication Guide for Biosafety Regulators, 2010 - pdf
  • APAARI Communication Strategy 2010-2015 - pdf
  • Participatory Communication Strategy Design: A Handbook, 2004, prepared by the SADC Centre of Communication for Development in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - link
  • Risk Communication Manual (FAO Asia-BIONET, 2005) - pdf
  • Using the Media to Promote Awareness and Action - pdf
  • Communicating: A guide for project participants (EU Research & Innovation) - link
  • Workbook: Creating a Communications Plan - pdf

Public Awareness Surveys and Survey Reports

The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Organization.
This website provides information on surveys and methods, including a survey manual, used by the Afrobarometer.
This document provides information on a survey on public opinion and presence of LMOs in Cambodia.
This document has a section on communication and public participation that highlights the use of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey approach as a first step towards the development and formulation of a communication and public awareness strategy.
This weblink provides information on the methodology to use the Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey used by FAO.
This document provides information on a survey on public opinion on GMOs in Lithuania.
This is the fourth comprehensive survey of U.S. consumer attitudes and public sentiment about genetically modified food conducted by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology. Similar comprehensive surveys were previously conducted in January 2001, August 2003 and September 2004.
This article describes results from the Public Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology and focuses on the views of the public on the GMO as a central feature of the controversy.
This link provides the results from a survey on Korean public perception of LMOs and the LMO Act.
This presentation highlights some key points in methodology used by UNFCCC.
This document provides information on methodology used by Latinobarómetro.
These guidelines provide information on methods to design household surveys.
The handbook provides information on methods to conduct a household survey.
The handbook provides information on methods to conduct a household sample survey in developing and transition countries.
The document has been prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. It has a number of recommendations for preperations on sampling survey reports.
A document provides information on the current conditions and justification for the study on environmental awareness, the review of the major hypothesis on environmental awareness formation, a review of major study on relationship between values/worldwiew and environmental awareness and a review of major studies that link environmental awareness and behaviour.
This record provides a toolkit of the Phase 1, Toolkit Module "Taking Stock" by UNEP-GEF. It contains, among other things, information on the scope of surveys.

Education

Resources

  • Resources from the online discussion on public education regarding LMOs, April - May 2017 - link

Access to Information

Resources

  • Resources from the online discussion on public access to biosafety information, June 2012 - link
  • E-Learning Module on Access to Biosafety Information - Link
  • Checklist of Key Measures for the Ratification and Implementation of the Aarhus Convention and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in the Context of LMOs/GMOs - link
  • Summaries of Tools and Resources to Support Implementation of the Aarhus Convention and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in the Context of LMOs/GMOs - link

Agreements and guides

  • Moving from Principles to Rights: Rio 2012 and Ensuring Access to Information, Public Participation, and Access to Justice for Everyone - pdf
  • Success at Rio+20?: The case for regional conventions on environmental access rights, an information note prepared by the World Resources Institute, 2012 - pdf
  • Implementing Access to Information: A Practical Guide for Operationalising Access to Information Laws, 2008, prepared by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative: pdf
  • African Regional Findings and Plan of Action for the Advancement of the Right of Access to Information, 2010: pdf
  • African Platform on Access to Information, 2011, a declaration adopted by the Pan African Conference on Access to Information held in Cape Town, South Africa, 17-19 September 2011 - pdf

Guides from the Aarhus Convention

  • Lucca Guidelines on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice with Respect to Genetically Modified Organisms Implementation, Annex to decision II/1 on genetically modified organisms, 2003 – pdf
  • Principes directeurs relatifs à l’accès à l’information, la participation du public et l’accès à la justice en ce qui concerne les organismes génétiquement modifiés, 2003 – pdf
  • A simplified guide to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters - pdf
  • Un guide simplifié de la Convention d’Aarhus sur l’accès à l’information, la participation du public au processus décisionnel et l’accès à la justice en matière d’environnement – pdf

Laws and Regulations

  • Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC – pdf
  • Directive 2003/4/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 28 janvier 2003 concernant l'accès du public à l'information en matière d'environnement et abrogeant la directive 90/313/CEE du Conseil – pdf
  • Draft Model Law on Access to Information in Africa, 2011 – pdf
  • Projet de loi type sur l’acces a l’information pour l’Afrique, 2011 – pdf

Meetings and Workshop Reports

  • Report of the second joint CBD/Aarhus Convention Round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living/genetically modified organisms (LMOs/GMOs),15-17 November 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - Link
  • Report of the joint CBD/Aarhus Conventon Round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding LMOs/GMOs, 16-17 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - Link
  • Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/CBD workshop on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs, 8-9 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan - Link
  • Report of the International workshop on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding GMOs, 19-20 May 2008, Cologne, Germany - Link

Public Participation

Resources

  • Resources from the online discussion on public participation regarding LMOs, April to May 2014 - link
  • E-Learning Module on Public Participation regarding LMOs - Link
  • Checklist of Key Measures for the Ratification and Implementation of the Aarhus Convention and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in the Context of LMOs/GMOs Link
  • Summaries of Tools and Resources to Support Implementation of the Aarhus Convention and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in the Context of LMOs/GMOs - Link

Guides and handbooks

  • Moving from Principles to Rights: Rio 2012 and Ensuring Access to Information, Public Participation, and Access to Justice for Everyone - pdf
  • Public Participation in African Biosafety Regulations and Policies, 2010, an Issue Paper prepared for the African Union Commission – pdf
  • Public Participation and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: A practical guide, prepared for DFID and GEF, 2003 – link
  • UNEP-GEF toolkit module on public consultation and analysis, 2006, published by the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Project – pdf
  • Trousse à outils de la phase 2: Consultation et analyse relatives à la structure nationale de biosécurité (SNB) – pdf
  • Public Participation Guide: A Guide for Meaningful Public Participation in Environmental Assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2008, prepared by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: pdf
  • Guide sur la participation du public - Guide sur la participation significative du public aux évaluations environnementales en vertu de la Loi canadienne sur l'évaluation environnementale: pdf
  • Public Participation in Making Local Environmental Decisions: The Aarhus Convention Good Practice Handbook, 2000 (based on outcomes of the workshop on public participation in making local environmental decisions, held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in December 1999) – pdf
  • A Handbook for Public Participation in Environmental Assessment In Southern Africa - pdf
  • Public involvement in environmental issues in the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) countries – Background and overview (2002), published by Asia-Europe Environmental Technology Centre (AEETC) - pdf

Guides from the Aarhus Convention

  • Lucca Guidelines on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice with Respect to Genetically Modified Organisms Implementation, Annex to decision II/1 on genetically modified organisms, 2003 – pdf
  • Principes directeurs relatifs à l’accès à l’information, la participation du public et l’accès à la justice en ce qui concerne les organismes génétiquement modifiés, 2003 – pdf
  • A simplified guide to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters - pdf
  • Un guide simplifié de la Convention d’Aarhus sur l’accès à l’information, la participation du public au processus décisionnel et l’accès à la justice en matière d’environnement – pdf

Meetings and Workshop reports

  • Report of the second joint CBD/Aarhus Convention Round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living/genetically modified organisms (LMOs/GMOs),15-17 November 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - Link
  • Report of the joint CBD/Aarhus Conventon Round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding LMOs/GMOs, 16-17 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - Link
  • Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/CBD workshop on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs, 8-9 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan - Link
  • Report of the International workshop on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding GMOs, 19-20 May 2008, Cologne, Germany - Link
  • Report of the Sub-Regional Workshop for Anglophone Africa on: Risk Assessment and Management and Public Awareness and Participation (November 12 -15, 2002, Windhoek, Namibia - pdf
  • Rapport sur l’Atelier sous-régional pour l’Afrique francophone sur: L’évaluation et la gestion des risques et La sensibilisation et la participation du public, 22-25 avril 2003, Dakar, Senegal - pdf

General

Resources

  • 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety page - link
  • Resources from the Programme of Work and its priority areas page - link
  • Media and Outreach page - Link
  • Video on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - link

Publications

  • Publications: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - link
  • Publications: Protocols and decisions booklets - link

Agreements and guides

  • Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development - pdf
  • Environmental Governance in Asia: Independent Assessments of National Implementation of Rio Declaration’s Principle 10 (TAI, 2012) - pdf

Meetings and Workshop Reports

  • Report of the Asia-Pacific regional training workshop on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of LMOs, 25-29 March 2013, Hanoi, Viet Nam - Link
  • Report of the Africa Regional Capacity-building Workshop on Public Awareness, Education and Participation concerning the Safe Transfer, Handling and Use of Living Modified Organisms, 5-9 November 2012, Kampala, Uganda - Link
  • Proceedings of the SADC Regional Workshop on “Public Awareness, Education and Participation in Biosafety and the Environment”, 21 – 26 May 2006, Gaborone, Botswana - pdf
  • Report of the Sub-Regional Workshop for Anglophone Africa on: Risk Assessment and Management and Public Awareness and Participation (November 12 -15, 2002, Windhoek, Namibia - pdf
  • Rapport sur l’Atelier sous-régional pour l’Afrique francophone sur: L’évaluation et la gestion des risques et La sensibilisation et la participation du public, 22-25 avril 2003, Dakar, Senegal - pdf