The Compact, which became operational in 2010, is a clearly defined, efficient, and fair process for a United Nations Member State to file and process claims in the event of damage to biological diversity caused by living modified organisms (LMOs).
A new publication, International Liability Regime for Biodiversity Damage, explores the Supplementary Protocol and its impact on future development of international liability regimes. The Compact was invited to contribute an article outlining the role of industry in development and completion of the negotiations.
Any entity, whether a private company, public research facility, or government agency can become a Member of the Compact. There are currently six members of the Compact.