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Seminar and Press Conference on Gene Drives in Nairobi

Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are currently discussing controversial technologies in Nairobi.  One such technology is engineered gene drives.

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World Malaria Day 2023 and the gene drives deception

At the occasion of World Malaria Day (25 April), the Stop Gene Drives Campaign encourages you to take a closer look at the insights and perspectives shared by prominent actors and other organisations closely monitoring the subject on this significant day.

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What happened to Gene Drives at COP15 of the UN Convention on Biodiversity?

In December 2022, States from all around the world gathered in snowy Montreal to discuss the future of biodiversity protection and conservation until 2030. What did they have to say about new technologies such as gene drives?

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Gene drives are the opposite of nature conservation

Ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference COP 15 and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Montreal over 140 civil society organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas have issued a joint manifesto exposing alarming risks of environmental releases of genetically engineered gene drive organisms which could lead to irreversible ecological consequences and drive entire species into extinction.

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The UN CBD working group is meeting in Kenya these days

The Fourth Working Group of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity is meeting at the moment and discusses very important issues related to gene drives.

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300,000 EU citizens call on German environmental minister Steffi Lemke: Stop Gene Drives!

On 31st of May, the Stop Gene Drive Campaign handed over 300,000 signatures calling for a global gene drive moratorium to th German environmental minister Steffi Lemke.

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World Malaria Day 2022

Are gene drive mosquitoes the best shot we have in the fight against malaria? What risks are we accepting if we use this technology?

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