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  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity link - publications
  • Protocole de Cartagena sur la prévention des risques biotechnologiques de la Convention sur la diversité biologique link - publications
  • Video on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - link
  • Une vidéo sur le Protocole de Cartagena - link
  • Programme of work on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms, 2011-2015 - link
  • Programme de travail sur la sensibilisation, l'éducation et la participation du public concernant le transfert, la manipulation et l'utilisation sans danger d'organismes vivants modifiés (2011-2015) (page 79-89) - pdf
  • Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 2011-2020 - link
  • Plan stratégique du Protocole de Cartagena pour la période 2011-2020 (page 136-155) – pdf
  • Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety workshop on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living/genetically modified organisms, held in Nagoya, Japan, 8-9 October 2010 - pdf
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proceedings of the SADC Regional Workshop on “Public Awareness, Education and Participation in Biosafety and the Environment”, 21 – 26 May 2006, Gaborone, Botswana - 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
  • 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
  • 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

Public Awareness and Education:
  • Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators - pdf
  • Communication, éducation et sensibilisation du public (CESP): Guide pratique destiné aux points focaux et aux coordonnateurs des stratégies et plans d’action nationaux pour la diversité biologique (SPANB) - pdf
  • 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: pdf
  • Risk Communication Manual (FAO Asia-BIONET, 2005) - pdf
  • Using the Media to Promote Awareness and Action - pdf
  • Guide to Successful Communications - link
  • Workbook: Creating a Communications Plan - pdf

Public Access to Information:
  • Online discussion forum on public access to biosafety information, June 2012: link
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Public Participation:
  • 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
  • Summary Report of the FAO e-mail conference on "Public participation in decision-making regarding GMOs in developing countries: How to effectively involve rural people", 2005 - 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