Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2011)

Like its parent treaty, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the adoption of the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol is seen as playing a function of preventing damage on the one hand and as a further confidence-building measure on the other, in the development and application of modern biotechnology. It advances the enabling environment for deriving maximum benefit from the potential of living modified organisms by providing rules for redress or response measures in the event something goes wrong and biodiversity suffers or is likely to suffer damage.

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