of the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the
Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
March 2006| Curitiba, Brazil
The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
(CBD) serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP-3) opens tomorrow in
Curitiba, Brazil, and will continue until 17 March 2006.
COP/MOP-3 will consider several reports on ongoing activities within the Protocol’s mandate, as well as: requirements for the handling, transport, packaging and identification living modified organisms
(LMOs), documentation requirements for LMOs for food, feed and processing
(FFPs); risk assessment and risk management criteria; liability and redress; the need to establish subsidiary bodies; and monitoring, reporting, assessment and review of
Above photo: View of the ExpoTrade in Curitiba,
Brazil venue for the
CBD COP-8 and MOP-3.