Publications relating to CBD

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.

Title Yearsort ascending Type PDF download Related Topics
Synthetic biology: A continuing challenge for the CBD

Helena Paul, Silvia Ribeiro

May 2016
1 page
Business and Biodiversity: A Licence to Operate

Helena Paul

Dec 2012 Article
2 pages
Biotech Companies COMPACTing their responsibilties

Antje Lorch

Sep 2012 Article
2 pages
Canada in violation of international obligations to the CBD…

Ocean-fertilisation & Geoengineeiring scheme

Helena Paul

Sep 2012 Article
1 page
Biodiversity should not be expected to earn its living in the market

Helena Paul

Apr 2012 Article
1 page
Biofuels: how many are invasive alien species?

Helena Paul

Apr 2012 Article
1 page
Are we continuing to fuel Biodiversity Loss?

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

CBD Alliance

Mar 2012 Briefing
2 pages
PDF icon cbda_briefing_sbstta16_biofuels.pdf
Engineered to fail?

Climate-related Geoengineering

CBD Alliance

Mar 2012 Briefing
2 pages
PDF icon cbda_briefing_sbstta16_geoengineering.pdf
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

Sep 2011 Submission
54 pages
PDF icon CSOsynbiosubmission_CBD_SBSTTA_synbio.pdf
Synthetic Biology needs urgent attention from the SBSTTA

EcoNexus

Sep 2011 Submission
14 pages
PDF icon econexus-synthetic-biology-submission.pdf
Information concerning Innovative Financial Mechanisms (IFMs): Offset Programmes

A submission to the CBD Secretariat concerning decision X/3

Helena Paul & Antje Lorch

Jun 2011 Submission
13 pages
PDF icon Econexus-IFM-submission-X-3-july-2011.pdf
Rio+20, the “Green Economy” and the Real Priorities

Helena Paul

Mar 2011 Article
2 pages
Green economy and biofuels: what did the CBD say?

Helena Paul

Mar 2011 Article
1 page
Finance, targets, green economy and innovative financial mechanisms

Helena Paul & Antje Lorch

Mar 2011 Article
1 page
Genetically Engineered Trees & Risk Assessment

An overview of risk assessment and risk management issues

by Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

Apr 2008 Report
30 pages
PDF icon GE-Tree_FGS_2008.pdf
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.

Feb 2008 Technical Briefing
7 pages
PDF icon CBD_SBSSTA13_commentary.pdf
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

Mar 2007 Report
36 pages
PDF icon Agrofuels.pdf
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

Mar 2006 Briefing
2 pages
PDF icon GE-Trees_COP-8_Brief_1.pdf
GURTs: No Case for Field Trials

by EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists

Mar 2006 Technical Briefing
4 pages
PDF icon german_scientists_on_SST.pdf
Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Global Warming

UN COP-8 Briefing No. 2

Published by EcoNexus & Global Justice Ecology Project

Mar 2006 Briefing
2 pages
PDF icon COP8.pdf
V-GURTs (Terminator Technology)

Design, Reality and Inherent Risks

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

Jan 2006 Report
17 pages
PDF icon ENx-CBD-GURTs-2006_0.pdf
V-GURTs (Terminator)

Can it be effective as a biological containment tool?

by Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

May 2005 Technical Briefing
2 pages
PDF icon ENx_V-GURTs_brief_2005.pdf