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Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law

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The Cartagena Protocol on Bio-safety related to the CBD is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of modified living organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, also taking into account risks to human health. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 and came into force in September 2003.

CEBPOL will focus on research and exchange of information on experiences in relation to environmental risk assessment of living modified organisms; socio-economic impacts of such organisms; enhancing public awareness on biosafety issues and the implementation of Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol in the context of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Work Plan for 2015

Necessary awareness will be created on issues related to bio-safety for the State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs) and Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) and Capacity building materials will be developed on bio-safety issues.