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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Nov 2020 - Oct 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.35 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    600698218851-84 First registered on 21 Sep 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The objects for which the company is established are:
    a) To promote and carry out public education and research into: (i) the social, political, economic, ecological, environmental and health impacts of science and technology, especially new developments such as genetic engineering, synthetic biology, the new genetic engineering techniques including genome editing and gene drives, nanotechnology, bioenergy/biofuels/biomass and geo-engineering, with particular focus on the risks involved in such new techniques and technologies and the need for regulation (ii) the role of the for-profit corporation, especially in agribusiness and GE biotechnology (iii) the vital importance of conserving biodiversity and using it sustainably and equitably and (iv) the social, environmental, psychological and spiritual impacts of climate change, the destruction of biodiversity and loss of civil rights and liberties.
    b) To publish reports, conduct meetings and seminars and undertake education and p (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of GMOs into the environment

    Directive 2001/18/EC (amendments)
    New EU rules allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory

    Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed

    Directive (EU) 2015/412 amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory

    Regulation (EC) 1830/2003 concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms

    Directive 2009/41/EC on contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms. Regulation (EC) 1946/2003 on transboundary movements of GMOs

    activities related to synthetic biology and the new gene technologies

    Activities of EFSA related to environmental risk assessment; and assessment of GMOs, including genome editing

    • Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC)
    • Directive to reduce indirect land use change for biofuels and bioliquids ((EU)2015/1513)


    Head Office
    Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher EcoNexus
    Oxford OX4 9BS - P.O. Box 1455
    EU Office
    Dr Ricarda Steinbrecher EcoNexus
    Oxford OX4 9BS - P.O. Box 1455


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    We have one person involved in issues related to genetic engineering and synthetic biology and one other person monitoring bioenergy and geoengineering on an occasional basis. We also monitor issues connected with agroecology, biodiversity and ecosystems.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    CBD Alliance (this is an international Network of civil society organisations engaging in the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Nov 2020 - Oct 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year


    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Fondation Salvia 35,681€
    Contribution Marin Community Foundation 21,189€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Other activities

    We follow developments in genetic engineering, synthetic biology, new technologies and the new genetic engineering techniques and relevant intellectual property. We monitor sectors where they may be applied such as biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, food/feed, farming, livestock, biomass/bioenergy, medicine, control or elimination of pests (eg: proposals to apply gene drives to mosquitoes, flies/fruitflies, mice, invasive alien species) and geoengineering.

    We follow bioenergy issues and the impacts of biofuels produced outside the EU for EU consumption.

    We monitor geoengineering.

    We follow agroecology, especially in relation to biodiversity, ecosystems and indigenous peoples and local communities.

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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