The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will host an online forum on biosafety and the future of the Cartagena Protocol – which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms – on July 8-19. Online discussions will be followed by a workshop on August 25 on the same topic. Both initiatives will feed the first round of negotiations of the framework – the Open-Ended Working Group meetings to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 27-31.