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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 need for horizon scanning and technology assessment to address the evolving nature of genetic engineering

The world will decide on a Global Biodiversity Framework in December 2022. TWN makes clear why "horizon scanning and technology assessment" should be included.

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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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International negotiations on Gene Drives resume in person

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) and its sub-protocols are the world's most important forums for establishing internationally binding regulations for Gene Drive technology. For the first time since the beginning of the COVID pandemic - after more than two years of repeated postponements and online meetings - government officials, civil society, scientists and business lobbyists met in person to resume international negotiations in Geneva (Switzerland) between 14-29 March 2022.

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World Wildlife Day

Conserving wildlife and protecting biodiversity should be one of our biggest efforts. Gene Drive Organisms could be detrimental to both.

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