BS Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

Project Objective: Protect biodiversity by fulfilling Costa Rica’s obligations as a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) and implementing the country’s National Biosafety Framework for the safe management of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Costa Rica
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
The National Technical Commission for Biosafety (CTNBio)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
8,400 USD
GEF Project Grant
718,873 USD
Co-financing Total
762,232 USD
GEF Agency Fees
72,727 USD
Total Cost 1,489,505.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Jan 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Oct 2008
Concept Approved
21 Oct 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
18 Jun 2010
Project closed
31 Mar 2014