Eidgenössische Ethikkommission für die Biotechnologie im Ausserhumanbereich EKAH

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About the Swiss Information System Biodiversity (SIB)

The Swiss Information System Biodiversity (SIB) is Switzerland's contribution to the global network of Clearing-House Mechanisms (CHM) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Reporting against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and SDGs

Participants to the side event discussed innovative approaches to help Parties streamlining reporting to and generated by intergovernmental processes, through elements for a modular reporting against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, use of biodiversity target cross-linking tool, and InforMEA. 

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Online Forum on Synthetic Biology

Current and Upcoming Discussions

Topic 1ico_extern: Reviewing recent technological developments within the field of synthetic biology to assess if the developments could lead to impacts on biodiversity and the three objectives of the Convention, including unexpected and significant impacts. 3-17 July 2017

Topic 2ico_extern: Further analysis of evidence of benefits and adverse effects of organisms, components and products of synthetic biology vis-à-vis the three objectives of the Convention. 17-31 July 2017

Topic 3: Identifying any living organisms already developed or currently under research and development through techniques of synthetic biology which do not fall under the definition of living modified organisms under the Cartagena Protocol. 4-18 September 2017

Topic 4: Evaluating the availability of tools to detect and monitor the organisms, components and products of synthetic biology. 4-18 September 2017

Topic 5: Gathering information on risk management measures, safe use and best practices for safe handling of organisms, components and products of synthetic biology. 18 September-2 October 2017



Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Ordinance came into force on 1 February 2016. Further information ...





National data centers on species in Switzerland

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

 Swiss Biodiversity Forum

Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland BDM-CH

Swiss Platform for RIO+20

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