Both biodiversity and biosafety are terms and concepts covered by the legally binding provisions under the Convention on Biological Diversity and its supplementary Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
The Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection as the competent national authority to implement the Convention as well as the Protocol is responsible to take lead in activities related to nature protection and conservation of all components of biodiversity at one hand, and biosafety activities that are relevant to introduction of GMOs into the environment (e.g. plants and animals (fishes, insects, etc.) on the other hand.more »
The Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection as the central state authority competent for nature protection is responsible for implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its supplementary Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.more »
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is an international legally binding instrument that contributes to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on... more »
The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) has been established by the Article 20 (paragraph 1) of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in order to facilitate the exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information on, and experience with living modified organisms (LMOs). BCH is a main... more »
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, is organizing an e-learning Masters course in Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology. The course is intended to provide specialized knowledge and skills with regard to... more »
The FAO Working Group on Biotechnology has recently reprinted "Marker-assisted selection: Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish", originally published in 20... more »
The Convention on Biological Diversity's Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) conducted an online forum on "Strategic approaches to capacity-building for biosafety and the comprehensive review of the ca... more »