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National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
7100
Status
Published
Date of creation
2004-11-22 09:53 UTC (erie.tamale@biodiv.org/27)
Date of last update
2010-01-25 11:26 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-25 11:26 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
Building Legal and Institutional Capacity on Biosafety in Chile
Contact person
Ms. Lasen C. Diaz
Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
52-53 Russell Square
London, WC1B 4HP
United Kingdom
Phone:+44 (0) 20 7637 7950
Fax:+44 (0) 20 7637 7951
Email:carolina.lasen@field.org.uk
Url:http://www.field.org.uk
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Chile
  • CBD Regional Groups - Latin America and the Caribbean
Type of initiative
Start Date
2004-01-01
Ending date
2004-12-31
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)
  • Type of Organization: Non-Governmental Organization
  • Type of Organization: Research / Academic
Budget information
UK government's Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species
Availability of funds for participants
Yes
Activity details
Description of the initiative
This 13-month project was funded by the UK government's Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species. FIELD's project partner was the Chilean Centro de Derecho Ambiental (Environmental Law Centre) of the University of Chile. Project objectives were to raise awareness of biosafety issues and to build the Centre's institutional capacity to contribute to the development of a national regulatory framework on biosafety within Chile. The project produced research papers on the current legal and institutional situation in Chile regarding biosafety, as well as on existing regional and international laws on biosafety. These papers were presented at a seminar held in Chile on 19-21 March 2002 hosted by the Centro de Derecho Ambiental (CDA) of the University of Chile, in Santiago, Chile.

National level activities
Institutional strengthening
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Goals
To raise awareness of biosafety issues
To build the Centre's institutional capacity to contribute to the development of a national regulatory framework on biosafety within Chile

Objectives
The purpose of the project was to enable a Chilean institution to contribute to the country's implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in particular Articles 8(g) and 19, and of the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety.

Main outcomes
1) The project produced 9 research papers on the current legal and institutional situation in Chile regarding biosafety, as well as on existing regional and international laws on biosafety;

2) A national seminar entitled, "Biosafety: A Legal Framework for Chile" to discuss research papers was held on 19-21 March 2002 at University of Chile, Santiago and was attended by over 60 participants - see seminar report at: http://www.field.org.uk

3)Research Paper on the Legal and Institutional Framework on Biosafety in Chile - see copy at: http://www.field.org.uk

4) Presentation of case studies to illustrate the biosafety legal regimes of other countries and regions, such as Cuba, the EU, Brazil, New Zealand and Argentina - copies available at: http://www.field.org.uk
General thematic area(s)
  • Institutional capacity
  • Human resources capacity development and training
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
Additional Information
Additional Information
Other collaborating organizations
Chilean Centro de Derecho Ambiental (Environmental Law Centre), University of Chile
Other relevant website address or attached documents