Synthetic Biology

CBD Technical Series 100 Synthetic Biology

In Decision 14/19, the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of resources to, among other things, update the Technical Series on Synthetic Biology for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice based on the peer review of scientific information and other relevant information.

With financial support from the Governments of Austria and The Netherlands, the Secretariat has finalized the process of updating the Technical Series in collaboration with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).

The CBD Technical Series 100: Synthetic Biology is available at


Launch of the CBD Technical Series 100 Synthetic Biology: Webinar on 27 April 2022

The webinar included presentations from the authors of the Technical Series, briefly covering the key topics of the publication. It also featured opening remarks and an introduction from the Secretariat.

A recording of the webinar is available to view at CBD's YouTube channel: