Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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V-GURTs (Terminator Technology)

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Synthetic Biology needs urgent attention from the SBSTTA

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The International Civil Society Working Group on Synthetic Biology
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Potential Ecological and Social Impacts of Genetically Engineered Trees

Commentary on the official background paper by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entitled “The Potential Environmental, Cultural and Socio-Economic Impacts of Genetically Modified Trees” (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/13/INF/6)

Co-published by 10 organisations: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, EcoNexus, Ecoropa, Friends of Siberian Forest, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, PIPEC (Pacific Indigenous Peoples Environment Coalition), Stop GE Tree Campaign, Timberwatch Coalition, World Rainforest Movement.

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Prepared for CBD SBSTTA 13 Meeting, Rome, Italy, 18-22 February, 2008
Feb 2008 Technical Briefing Download (440.28 KB)

Information concerning Innovative Financial Mechanisms (IFMs): Offset Programmes

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Helena Paul & Antje Lorch

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by EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists

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Briefing Paper for CBD COP8, Curitiba, Brazil
Mar 2006 Technical Briefing Download (47.78 KB)

Green economy and biofuels: what did the CBD say ?

Helena Paul

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Eco "Post-COP 10", Vol 36(1), p.1 & 6
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Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Global Warming

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Genetically Engineered Trees & Risk Assessment

An overview of risk assessment and risk management issues

by Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

(30 pages)

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Finance, targets, green economy and innovative financial mechanisms

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ECO "Post-COP 10", Vol 36(1), p. 5
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Engineered to fail?

Climate-related Geoengineering

CBD Alliance

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Mar 2012 Briefing Download (78.27 KB)

Canada in violation of international obligations to the CBD

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ECO 44(10)
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Business and Biodiversity: A Licence to Operate

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ECO 45, p. 4-6
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Briefing Paper on Transgenic Trees

Implications for Human Health, Biodiversity and Biosafety

Joint briefing paper issued by: Global Justice Ecology Project, EcoNexus, Friends of the Earth International, Global Forest Forum and World Rainforest Movement

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Prepared for CBD COP8 (available in English, Spanish and Portugese)
Mar 2006 Briefing Download (189.26 KB)

Biotech Companies COMPACTing their responsibilties

Antje Lorch

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ECO 43(3) published at MOP4 in Hyderabad, October 2012 - www.cbd-alliance.org
Sep 2012 Article

Biofuels: how many are invasive alien species?

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ECO 40(3)
Apr 2012 Article

Biodiversity should not be expected to earn its living in the market

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ECO 41(1)
Apr 2012 Article

Are we continuing to fuel Biodiversity Loss?

Biofuels, Bioenergy, Biochar and the Technologies of the new Bioeconomy

CBD Alliance

(2 pages)

Mar 2012 Briefing Download (83.19 KB)

Agrofuels: Towards a Reality Check in Nine Key Areas

Co-published by Biofuelwatch, Carbon Trade Watch / Transnational Institute, Corporate Europe Observatory, EcoNexus, Ecoropa, Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Munlochy Vigil, NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Rettet den Regenwald, Watch Indonesia

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Report submitted to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in preparation for SBSTTA 12 (July 2007, Paris, France).
Mar 2007 Report Download (365.93 KB)