From 17 to 29 November 2018, three concurrent meetings are held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, referred to as the “UN Biodiversity Conference 2018” or “COPMOP2018”:
- the Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP9)
- the Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14)
- the Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.
Earth Negotiation Bulletins.
As with previous COPMOPs, a PRRI delegation participates in COPMOP 2018, with the aim to bringing scientific background to the debate, illustrating the importance of public research in modern biotechnology for the objectives of the Convention and its protocol, alerting delegations to the impact of certain policies on public research.
As before, the PRRI delegation collaborates with other organisations and public sector scientists active in the field of modern biotechnology.
Statements prepared by the PRRI delegation
- Assessment and Review of the Effectiveness of the Cartagena Protocol (CPB)
- Conflict of Interest
- Pollinators (CBD)
- Risk Assessment (CPB)
- Synthetic Biology
- Socio-Economic Considerations (CPB)
- Closing session
Related statements by other organisations
- The Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research
- International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)
- The Alliance for Science
- Youth Biotech
Side event #2695 “LMOs, SynBio and DSI – experiences from farmers and young scientists”
The side event was organised by ISAAA, the Alliance for Science, the German Association for Synthetic Biology, iGem, PRRI and SynBio Africa. The aim of the event was to present and discuss experiences from farmers with ‘first generation GMOs’, and to present and discuss experiences from young scientists working in the field of Synthetic Biology and Digital Sequence Information.