The "global village" is based on a common environment (air, water, land) which transcends national boundaries. The growing concern over the quality of our environment demands prevention of polluting releases in the ecosystem and treatment of pollutants already there.

Biotechnology offers a "natural" way of addressing environmental problems ranging from identification of biohazards to bioremediation techniques for industrial, agricultural and municipal effluents and residues. We need to bolster a biotechnology approach to environmental issues within an international context.


The basic objective of ISEB is to facilitate the development and promotion of environmental biotechnology worldwide. Therefore, ISEB is mandated to:

  • provide a general umbrella organization for regional/national chapters devoted to environmental biotechnology issues

  • encourage the creation of new regional chapters

  • organize an international symposium every two years at different geographical locations promote the organization of specialized or regional conferences