Science and technology policy

Call for comments on the Draft OECD Recommendation on Assessing the Sustainability of Bio-based Products


You are invited to participate in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) public consultation on the Draft Recommendation for Assessing the Sustainability of Bio-based Products.


You can download the text of the DRAFT RECOMMENDATION (pdf) here.

Comments are to be submitted by 29 July 2011 via this online comment form or by paper mail to:


Alexandre Bartsev, PhD
Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Science and Technology Policy Division, Biotechnology Unit
2, rue André Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16


We kindly ask you to pay particular attention to the consent proviso.  


Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Draft Recommendation.


After the close of the public consultation, the final text of the Draft Recommendation will be negotiated by OECD member countries. The negotiations will take into account the comments received via the public consultation. The Draft Recommendation is expected to be approved by member countries and made public in their final form in winter 2012.


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