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#2941
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-04

CROATIA: NATIONAL BIOSAFETY PORTAL

As part of its outreach activities under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Republic of Croatia would like to present a new national biosafety portal. The main purpose of this new portal is to increase awareness on the Protocol, biosafety and GMO issues in general. Further this portal will ...

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#2834
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Socioeconomic considerations and biosafety decision making: Assessments, positions, processes and practical experiences

The International Food Policy Research Institute Program for Biosafety Systems (IFPRI-PBS) proposes the following side event to the Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP 6) as a discussion mechanism that ...

Side Event
#2926
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Biosafety Clearing House Capacity Building Sustainability: the case of the BCH project

The main objective is to conceptualize "BCH2 Project towards Biosafety Capacity Building Sustainability" that is: 1) current BCH2 main pillars to success; 2) Innovative aspects of the project in order to foster biosafety capacity building sustainability e.g. global role of RA e-learning approach.

Side Event
#2932
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Strengthening Risk Assessment - Lessons learnt from Environmental and Health Research

The scientifically meaningful planning and conduct of Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) and Health Risk Assessment (HRA) of genetically engineered organisms has been a matter of dispute since the first deliberate releases and commercialisation of genetically engineered organisms. ERA and HRA h ...

Side Event
#2946
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Promoting the Ratification of the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol: Sharing National Experiences

Themes: • The importance or significance of ratifying or acceding to the Supplementary Protocol • Steps that may facilitate national ratification or accession processes

Side Event
#2538
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Modern Agriculture and Erosion of Biodiversity

The rapid depletion of agrodiversity with Green Revolution has become much more severe after the advent of Genetic Engineering. India which is a home of cotton lost all its desi cotton varieties as they got relaced by inter specific and intra specific hybrids. After the release of Bt cotton, a ...

Side Event
#2544
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Panel Discussion on Socio-Economic Considerations under Biosafety Protocol and Launching of Special Issue of Asian Biotechnology and Development Review(ABDR)

A special issue of ABDR is being launched focusing on socio-economic considerations for GM crops (Article 26) followed by a panel discussion.

Side Event
#2565
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-03

Model Act - Proposed Provisions for a Transparent, Effective and Workable Biosafety Regulatory Framework

The Model Act was originally published in 2002, and updated in 2004 and 2006. This event will describe the key elements of a newly revised version of the Model Act including issues associated with liability and redress. The Model Act is an independent undertaking, unrelated to any other product ...

Side Event
#2829
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

The effective regulation of GMOs in a developing country: The South African experience

The lunch-time meeting will focus on the prerequisites for the effective regulation and sustainable utilisation of GMOs in a developing country. It will consist of three short (10min each) presentations covering aspects of a workable regulatory framework, sustainable GMO utilisation and South Af ...

Side Event
#2849
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

Article 26 on Socio-economic considerations – conceptual clarity

Operational Objective 1.7. of the Strategic Plan is “To, on the basis of research and information exchange, provide relevant guidance on socio-economic considerations that may be taken into account in reaching decisions on the import of living modified organisms”. A Workshop on capacity-buildin ...

Side Event
#2914
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

SUSTAINABLE FARMING, FOOD SECURITY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Background: The world is facing very daunting challenges. Over 1 billion people are malnourished, often resulting in chronic diseases and premature deaths. Agriculture burdens the environment through pesticides, fertilizers, irrigation, ploughing and conversion of natural habitats. This situatio ...

Side Event
#2931
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

Transgene outcrossing in native and indigenous crops - Risk assessment and management options

Unexpected and unwanted transgene outcrossing and spreading in native and indigenous crops has been observed in several cases during the last years. Indigenous organisations, conservationists and regulators have been working on options to prevent such transgene spread. One example is the ban of ...

Side Event
#2637
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

GMO Databases - Access, Scopes and Perspectives

GMO databases - access, scopes and perspectives. Several GMO databases are available on the internet, others are in preparation. Although divergent in scope and thus designed for different audiences, they share a common core of information. In this side event, major publically available and an u ...

Side Event
#2557
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

GM Canola findings are spreading in Japan: Citizen's investigative activities

Wild-growing genetically modified (GM) canola (rapeseed) plants have been found at many locations around Japan on numerous occasions, even though GM crops are not grown on a commercial scale in Japan. It was spilled from trucks near the importing harbors along the coast and GM pollution started ...

Side Event
#2584
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-02

Biosafety and Accountability

This event will focus on the issue of accountability in the context of biosafety. As new technologies are being rapidly deployed in food and farms, the law and policy regimes to regulate them are still not fully in place. Domestic biosafety regimes have to deal with actual and potential threats ...

Side Event
#2769
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Book Launch: Legal Aspects of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

This event celebrates the publication of a new book which examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at national and international levels. The book provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing k ...

Side Event
#2609
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND ITS WEALTH IN CONSERVATION

DISPLAY OF THE ABUNDANCE OF BIODIVERSITY WITHIN MEME RIVER FOREST RESERVE AND THE WEALTH THAT LIE WITHIN WHILE MANY GO HUNGRY AND POOR DAILY.

Side Event
#2633
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Implementation of Cartagena Protocol and Food Security in African Countries

Describes the challenges of proper implementation of Cartagena Protocol in African countries, with regards to adequate food supply, and effect on environment.

Side Event
#2508
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Global Industry Coalition Implementation Guide to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

The Global Industry Coalition (GIC) will share information about the implementation guide to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol that we developed, and will provide an update on the status of the Compact.

Side Event
#2516
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Harnessing power of modern biotechnology for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection in the developing countries

The growing populations in most developing countries are creating high demands for more nutritious food, and industrial raw materials. In most cases, the additional food needs to come from increasing productivity levels with only moderate external inputs rather than by increasing area under cult ...

Side Event
#2542
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Biosafety Regulations of Asia-Pacific Countries

In 2008, APAARI published a compilation of biosafety regulations of 39 Asia-Pacific countries (available at: www.apcoab.org). This publication is currently being revised and updated. In this event, it is proposed to discuss with BCH Nationa Focal Points of Asian and Pacific countries the organiz ...

Side Event
#2556
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

KEY ISSUES FOR ADVANCING BIOSAFETY IN HYDERABAD

A panel of government, NGO and scientific experts will discuss the key issues that COPMOP6 can decide on to effectively implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The focus will be on risk assessment and socio-economic considerations.

Side Event
#2590
COP-MOP 6
2012-10-01

Biodiversity Conservation leading to enhanced livelihoods

The side events is proposed to be organised to showcase the Biodiversity conservation which has led to the enhanced livelihoods from the host state of Andhra pradesh.The case studies will be presented by the grass root level workers and thus an oppertunity to interact with the honorary Biodivers ...

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