Protecting a Legacy of Precaution at COP-15

Bringing Horizon Scanning, Technology Assessment and Monitoring into the future work of the CBD
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At stake at COP15!

In order to continue the CBD’s long and world-leading commitment to precaution and to equip parties to act in a responsible and precautionary manner, decisions must now be made to move ahead critical work on horizon scanning, technology assessment and monitoring of new and emerging technologies - especially modern biotechnologies. If parties fail to green light this next step in the Convention’s work, they risk undoing and undermining over a quarter century of commitments to precaution, opening the door to gambling on risky technologies without the safeguarding tools to assess or govern them.

This briefing includes specific text recommendations to help delegates integrate these concerns into the CBD outcomes.
 

 

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