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UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for Synthetic Biology Leadership Council
DEFRA request for comments on CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) paper

Tait, J

May 2014

Link to paper UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/10

The document provides an overview of synthetic biology; discusses its potential positive and negative impacts on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity; and considers possible gaps and overlaps with the applicable provisions of the Convention, its Protocols and other relevant agreements (section II). In section III, the criteria for identifying new and emerging issues related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are applied. Section IV contains draft recommendations.