CCIUCN Webinar on Synthetic Biology (Recording)

At the 2016 World Conservation Congress IUCN Members adopted a Resolution to: “develop an IUCN policy to guide the Director General, Commissions, and Members on biodiversity and nature conservation in relation to synthetic biology.” To meet this challenge IUCN assembled a Task Force on Synthetic Biology and Biodiversity Conservationcharged with developing a technical assessment and policy recommendations. This webinar will discuss the results of that process, focusing on the draft principles. 

The webinar aimed to help Canadian IUCN members make an informed decision on the Synthetic Biology principles that they will be voting on at the 2020 World Conservation Congress and was open to anyone with an interest in the topic. 

Presenter:       Dr. Risa Smith, Member, IUCN Synthetic Biology Task Force, World Commission on Protected Areas