Seizo Sumida, Japan, in a conversation with COP 14 participants
On Sunday, Working Group I (WG I) addressed: progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan; assessment and review of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS); digital sequence information (DSI) on genetic resources; and specialized international ABS agreements. WG II considered: synthetic biology; risk assessment and risk management under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures under the Cartagena Protocol; transit and contained use of living modified organisms; the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress; and socio-economic considerations under the Cartagena Protocol. A contact group on synthetic biology met in the evening.
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