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A comparative analysis of experiences and lessons from the UNEP-GEF biosafety projects

This analysis looks at lessons learnt from the 132 countries that participated in a UN and Global Environment Facility project supporting developing countries to design and implement national biosafety frameworks.

The report examines how participating countries tailored their regulations to meet national development priorities, policy contexts and legal and institutional frameworks. It describes different approaches to promoting public awareness, education and participation. A key message is the need to include all relevant stakeholders in the regulatory design and implementation.

This report may help other policymakers design biosafety regulations of their own and demonstrates how national priorities can be balanced against international obligations.

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