Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to Meet in Aichi-Nagoya

Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety are preparing for an upcoming meeting on 11 to 15 October 2010 at the Nagoya Congress Center, Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. Representatives of governments, civil society, industry and media are expected to attend. The objective of the meeting is for parties "to adopt a Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol, which will establish international rules and procedures for liability and redress in case of damage to biological diversity resulting from living modified organisms." They plan to formulate a ten-year strategic plan for the Protocol and an agenda for the following meetings of the Parties to the Protocol.

The Parties will also tackle other matters under the Protocol such as risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms (LMOs), public awareness and participation, capacity-building, the Biosafety Clearing-House, and handling, transport, packaging and identification of LMOs.

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