Ricarda Steinbrecher and Christine von Weizsäcker participated it the civil society seminar „Genetic Engineering reloaded: Gene Gentechologies and, Big Data – Risks and Regulation Requirements“ in Berlin, organized by fdcl and Forum Umwelit und Entwicklung. Ricarda Steinbrecher gave a keynote on „New Genetic Engineering Techniques“, and Christine von Weizsäcker gave a keynote on „Digital Sequence Information – Nagoya Protocol on the Siding?“
Christine von Weizsäcker met with Dr. Renate Künast, Former Green Agriculture Minister, to discuss the Precautionary Principle versus the newly postulated “Innovation Principle”, Geoengineering and new genetic engineering techniques.
Vandana Shiva invited founding members, Beth Burrows and Christine von Weizsäcker, of Diverse Women for Diversity, 20 Years Anniversary, and they participated in several events at Navdanya and Forsest Research institute in Dehra Dun, India. Topics included GMOs, different interpretations of "ecosystem services" and Christine von Weizsäcker's lecture on “The combination of Big Data on Digital Sequence Information and Gene Editing/CRISPR-Cas”.
Christine von Weizsäcker, Helena Paul, Ricarda Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch participated in the 21st Meeting of the Subsidary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 21) in Montreal.
Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Elisabeth Bücking are two of the authors of a report on gene drives that covers not only what this new form of genetic engineering is but also it's potential applications and risks, its social and legal issues and questions of ethics and government.
ECOROPA Meeting on Agriculture, Genetic Engineering, Vladimir Vernadsky/The Biosphere; Environmentally Destructive Subsidies, Local Markets, and Access to Information for Citizens, organized by Joan Davis at The Boldern Conference Centre, Zürich/Männedorf (Switzerland)