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List of EcoNexus Publications

Some of our publications are (more) technical, also providing a thorough review of the scientific literature to a specific topic coupled with original analysis.

All publications are either completely online or can be downloaded as PDF.

Displaying 1 - 25 of 93
Title Year Type Files Related Topics

Land-use, Bioenergy and Agro-biotechnology

Les Levidov (Open University) and Helena Paul (Econexus)

(35 pages)

Study for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Jul 2008 Technical Report Download (1.57 MB)

GM-Gene Flow (b)

Horizontal gene transfer of viral inserts from GM plants to viruses

by Jonathan Latham and Ricarda Steinbrecher

(8 pages)

Feb 2004 Technical Report Download (129.9 KB)

Genome Scrambling – Myth or Reality?

Transformation-Induced Mutations in Transgenic Crop Plants

by Allison Wilson, PhD, Jonathan Latham, PhD and Ricarda Steinbrecher, PhD

(36 pages)

Sep 2004 Technical Report Download (87.3 KB), Download (627.96 KB)

GURTs: No Case for Field Trials

by EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists

(4 pages)

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

V-GURTs (Terminator)

Can it be effective as a biological containment tool?

by Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(2 pages)

Based on submission and plenary intervention to SBSTTA 10 (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity) on behalf of EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists.
May 2005 Technical Briefing Download (113.4 KB)

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.

(7 pages)

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

EU biofuel target causes serious damage in the Global South

Comments on the transport elements of the Renewable Energy Directive and on article 7 of the EU Fuel Quality Directive

Helena Paul

(3 pages)

May 2011 Submission Download (185.71 KB)

Information concerning Innovative Financial Mechanisms (IFMs): Offset Programmes

A submission to the CBD Secretariat concerning decision X/3

Helena Paul & Antje Lorch

(13 pages)

Jun 2011 Submission Download (95.75 KB)

Objection against the planned Rocpower biofuel plant

Rocpower ‐ proposed Biofuel Power Generation Plant, Whaley Road, Baraugh Green, Ref 2009/1539

Helena Paul

(2 pages)

Jul 2011 Submission Download (93.78 KB)

Potential Impacts of Synthetic Biology on the Biodiversity

The International Civil Society Working Group on Synthetic Biology
Consisting of: Action Group On Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group), Center for Food Safety Center for Food Safety, Econexus, Friends of the Earth USA, International Center for Technology Assessment, and The Sustainability Council of New Zealand

(54 pages)

Sep 2011 Submission Download (276.04 KB)

Synthetic Biology needs urgent attention from the SBSTTA

EcoNexus

(14 pages)

Sep 2011 Submission Download (126.57 KB)

GE Wheat trial by Rothamsted Research

Submission on Rothamsted Research application for consent to release genetically modified wheat in the UK

Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(7 pages)

Jul 2011 Submission Download (170.23 KB)

Soy production and certification: the case of Argentinean soy-based biodiesel

Julia Tomei, Stella Semino, Helena Paul, Lilian Joensen, Mario Monti & Erling Jelsøe

(23 pages)

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15(4): 371-394, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9225-2
Mar 2010 Scientific Paper Download (368.38 KB)

Transformation-induced Mutations in Transgenic Plants

Analysis and Biosafety Implications

by Allison K Wilson, Jonathan R Latham and Ricarda A Steinbrecher

(29 pages)

In: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, Vol 23, December 2006, pp. 209-237
Dec 2006 Scientific Paper Download (897.66 KB)

The Mutational Consequences of Plant Transformation

by JR Latham, AK Wilson and RA Steinbrecher

(7 pages)

In: Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (2006), Volume 2006, Article ID 25376
Jan 2006 Scientific Paper Download (511.88 KB)

Release of GM mosquito Aedes aegypti OX513A (NRE(S)609-2/1/3)

Scientific opinion to the Department of Biosafety, Ministery of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia

Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

Aug 2010 Scientific opinion Download (146.19 KB), Download (300.29 KB), Download (338.5 KB)

V-GURTs (Terminator Technology)

Design, Reality and Inherent Risks

by EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists; lead author: Ricarda A. Steinbrecher, PhD

(17 pages)

Submission to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Working Group on Article 8(j)
Jan 2006 Report Download (448.35 KB)

Agriculture and Climate Change - Real Problems, False Solutions

by Helena Paul, Almuth Ernsting, Stella Semino, Susanne Gura & Antje Lorch EcoNexus, Biofuelwatch, Grupo de Reflexion Rural, NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark, and The Development Fund Norway

(44 pages)

Report published for the Conference of the Parties, COP15, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, December 2009.
Dec 2009 Report Download (408.7 KB), Download (202.79 KB), Download (846.35 KB), Download (159.48 KB)

Argentina: A Case Study on the Impact of Genetically Engineered Soya

How producing RR soya is destroying the food security and sovereignty of Argentina

by Lilian Joensen, Stella Semino, Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Argentina and Helena Paul, EcoNexus

(30 pages)

for The Gaia Foundation
Mar 2005 Report Download (80.84 KB), Download (444.39 KB)

African Agricultural Growth Corridors and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Who benefits, who loses?

Helena Paul and Ricarda Steinbrecher

(17 pages)

May 2013 Report Download (326.56 KB)

A Foreseeable Disaster: The European Union’s agroenergy policies and the global land and water grab

Helena Paul

(40 pages)

Published by Transnational Institute, FDCL and Econexus for Hands off the Land Alliance
Jun 2013 Report Download (771.2 KB)

Genetically Engineered Trees & Risk Assessment

An overview of risk assessment and risk management issues

by Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

(30 pages)

Published by the Federation of German Scientists. Presented at CBD COP9 negotiations on GE trees
Apr 2008 Report Download (260.97 KB)

Gene Drives - a report on their science, applications, social aspects, ethics and regulations

Critical Scientists Switzerland (CSS), European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and Federation of German Scientists (FGS/VDW)

(341 pages)

Gene Drives website
May 2019 Report Download (3.32 MB), Download (43.63 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

(36 pages)

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)

AGROPOLY - A handful of corporations control world food production

EcoNexus & Berne Declaration

(18 pages)

Aug 2013 Report Download (1.19 MB), Download (1.15 MB)