Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-Region Administration System and Arrangements Guidance

Title

Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-Region Administration System and Arrangements Guidance

Subject

GMO's in Caribbean

Description

This document is a guideline to assist the development and enhancement of an
administrative system and associated arrangements for the use of GMOs in the
Caribbean region, and includes a reasonable set of administrative approaches and
considerations to ensure the safety of human health and the environment, whilst
providing the opportunity to access the benefits of biotechnology. These approaches
and considerations can be adapted to country-specific legislative and regulatory
frameworks as required to align with their specific social and environmental goals.
The development of an administrative system and associated arrangements needs
to incorporate consideration of existing biosafety frameworks and their functionality.
Further, development needs to be cognisant of the implications and obligations of the
Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Creator

Regional Project for Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-region

Contributor

UNEP, GEF, ICGEB, UWI

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

Citation

Regional Project for Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-region, “Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-Region Administration System and Arrangements Guidance,” Biodiversity Conference Virtual Kiosk, accessed August 15, 2020, http://virtual-kiosk.cbd.int/items/show/8.