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Groups from all over the world joined together at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s SBSTTA meeting in Rome, Italy in February to demand that the CBD issue a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment.

They are joining together again at the Ninth Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Bonn, Germany May 19-30, 2008 to demand the UN immediately stop the release of GE trees into the environment.

To read the joint commentary, click the link below.

CBD joint letter final.pdf

In French:

CBD joint letter french.pdf

In Spanish:

CBD joint letter spanish.pdf

The groups will also hold a side event on the social and ecological impacts of GE trees during the CBD COP-9 at a time and place to be determined.