The UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit has several projects funded through the GEF that enable
countries to fulfill their obligations as parties to the CPB or enable countries
to become Parties to the Cartagena Protocal on Biosafety (CPB).
The specific project components include development of frameworks, regional works and sub-regional workshops.Countries
have participated in the following UNEP-GEF Biosafety projects:
- UNEP-GEF Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Project: a project which ran in 18 countries from 1997 until 2000, further to GEF Council approval.
- started in June 2001, aiming to assist up to 100 countries. In January 2004, the GEF approved additional funding for a further 20 countries. There are currently 123 countries participating in the Development project.
- started in December 2002. There are currently 19 countries (eight countries have completed the project)
participating in the Project.
received final clearance in March 2004 and currently has 139 eligible countries. Click here to view current BCHII projects