Educational resources

Feb 092012
 
Civil Society Submission to the Convention on Biodiversity on Synthetic Biology

The Potential Impacts of Synthetic Biology on the Conservation & Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: A Submission to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical & Technological Advice Submitted by: The International Civil Society Working Group on Synthetic Biology Consisting of: Action Group On Erosion Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) Econexus Friends of the Earth USA International Centre for Technology Assesment The Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Feb 092012
 
Report: Who Will Control the Green Economy?

click to download Who Will Control the Green Economy? From the UN Rio+20 preparatory meetings in New York, ETC Group today launches Who Will Control the Green Economy? The 60-page report connects the dots between the climate and oil crises, new technologies and corporate power. The report warns that the world’s largest companies are riding the coattails of the “Green Economy” while gearing up for their boldest coup to-date – not just by making strategic [More]

Feb 092012
 
Extreme Genetic Engineering: An Introduction to Synthetic Biology

A new report by the ETC Group concludes that the social, environmental and bio-weapons threats of synthetic biology surpass the possible dangers and abuses of biotech. The full text of the 70-page report, Extreme Genetic Engineering: An Introduction to Synthetic Biology, is available for downloading free-of-charge on the ETC Group website. “Genetic engineering is passé,” said Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group. “Today, scientists aren’t just mapping genomes and manipulating genes, they’re building life from [More]