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Biological diversity
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Definition(s)

A combination of biology and technology. It is used to describe developments in the application of biological organisms for commercial and scientific purposes. So "bio" stands for biology and the science of life, and "tech" stands for technology, or the tools and techniques that the biotechnologists have in their workbox. Those tools and techniques include microorganisms and a range of methods for manipulating them, such as genetic engineering. (Source: GEMET/WRIGHT)

In other languages

French
biotechnologie
Russian
биотехнология
Spanish
biotecnología
Chinese, Simplified
生物技术
Arabic
التكنولوجيا الحيوية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with biotechnology

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with biotechnology. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Cartagena Protocol
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture