Synthesis Report – National Desk Studies : Capacity-building to promote integrated implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level

Geelhoed, Miranda and Morgera, Elisa and Tsioumani, Elsa (2017) Synthesis Report – National Desk Studies : Capacity-building to promote integrated implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level. [Report]

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    Abstract

    This report provides a synthesis of the desk studies prepared by nine pilot countries(Belarus, Burkina Faso, China,Ecuador, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Uganda)within the framework of the project ‘Capacity-building to promote integrated implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level’. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the nine pilot countries to develop and test practical measures to promote the integrated implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and to mainstream biosafety into national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and other sectoral and cross-sectoral legislation, policies and institutional frameworks. In their national desk study, each pilot country provides an overview of the national legal, policy and institutional framework relevant to biosafety and an analysis of the extent to which these frameworks address biosafety. The desk studies also provide an analysis of lessons learnt, remaining gaps, as well as recommendations to improve the mainstreaming of biosafety in existing frameworks. The project was implemented from February to December 2016 with the financial support of the Government of Japan, through the Japan Biodiversity Fund.