VBIO is active on European and international level, too.
Examples from our international activities cover:
Joint statement of learned societies in mathematics and science in Germany
Promoting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity through open exchange of Digital Sequence Information
German Life Sciences Association VBIO e. V.signed a joint statement by public and private sector organisations, acedemic and scientific institutions, data repositories and collections.
Synthetic Biology (Cartagena Protocol)
German Life Sciences Association VBIO e. V. has been carefully following the ongoing discussions on Synthetic Biology under the umbrella of the CBD (resp. the Cartagena Protocol) and took part in the Peer review process of the report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Synthetic Biology.
The comments conveyed to the secretariat pf the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) in Montreal are available in Englsh here
Digital Sequence Information (Nagoya Protocol)
In a statement adressed to the secretariat of the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) in Montreal VBIO has expressed its concerns regarding the inclusion of digital sequence information under the scope of the Nagoya Protocol.
The statement is available in English here.
VBIO launched an impulse paper “Genome Editing in plants: proposal for a pragmatic handling of the topic within the current legal framework (Original title: “Genome Editing bei Pflanzen: Biologenverband für pragmatischen Umgang im aktuellen Rechtsrahmen”. The impulse paper mainly addresses german stakeholders. Nevertheless it gained good response from European stakeholdes as well. The impulse paper is available in English here.