PRRI and ISAAA Prepare for COPMOP8 in Cancun, MexicoDecember 7, 2016
Delegates from Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI) and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) held a half day forum on December 3 at the Cancun Convention Center, to prepare for COP13 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Piet van der Meer of PRRI provided an introduction on the Biodiversity Convention and Biosafety Protocol and the Conference and Meetings of the Parties (COPMOPs), as well as the Topics of COP13, COPMOP8 and COPMOP2.
The forum was participated by 45 delegates composed of scientists, communicators, regulators and students from 16 countries. For the first time, the forum included students from universities in the U.S., Belgium, and Mexico to name a few, to provide an understanding about the COP, its importance, and on how to conduct effective engagement during the MOP.
The Conference of the Parties on its 13th meeting (COP13) is the highest governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that runs from December 3 to 17. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto gave a message in a plenary declaring his commitment to providing a propitious space and facilitate the development of the work of the countries party to support the fulfillment of the objectives of the CBD, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi goals.
For details about the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- PRRI and ISAAA Prepare for COPMOP8 in Cancun, Mexico
- GE Cowpea Seeds to be Available for Nigerian Farmers in 2019
- New Insights on Plant Aging Promotes Better Understanding of Crop Yields
- Brazil Expected to Release GE Sugarcane in 2017
- USDA FAS-GAIN Reports Agri-biotech Updates in Latin America
- Americans Divided Over Food Science
- Australian Researchers Find Common Grass Could Boost Food Security
- Dept of Agri Anticipates GM Maize Planting Expansion in Vietnam
- Scientists Unlock 51 Million-Year-Old Genetic Secret to Darwin's Theory
- Scientists Develop Pest Resistant Tomato Using Bt Technology
- Researchers Identify Fusarium Head Blight Resistance Gene in Wheat
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Tβ4-overexpression via piggyBac Transposon System Alter Hair Fiber Characteristics in Cashmere Goats
- Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress - Asia
- Genome Modification through Sequence-Specific Nucleases-mediated Gene Targeting for Crop Improvement
- Genetic Editing of Grapevine and Apple Protoplasts using CRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoproteins
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (November 29, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (November 29, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: