This map shows the implementation level of the regulatory framework in accordance with the objectives set out in article 1 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. In particular:
Level 0: if there is no specific regulation;
Level 1: if there is only a draft National Biosafety Framework;
Level 2: if there is an incomplete regulatory framework, i.e. only some provisions have been adopted;
Level 3: if there is complete regulatory framework, i.e. all of the protocol's provisions have been adopted.
The data has been obtained, for each ratifying country, in line with page 15 of article 2 of either the second implementation report of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety or a more recent report. For those
countries which have not ratified the treaty, a comparison has been made between provisions applied in that country and those foreseen in the protocol. While, for the evaluation of level 1, use has been made of the information on the UNEP-GEF project web page.