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Beyond National Jurisdiction
Getting to yes? Discussions towards an Implementing Agreement to UNCLOS on biodiversity in ABNJiddri.org | 14 Oct 2013
This article is a policy brief on the history and challenges of the current discussions taking place at the United Nations General Assembly, "A long and winding road. International discussions on the governance of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction". Un article sur les discussions internationales en cours sur la gouvernance de la biodiversité marine dans les zones situées au-delà des juridictions nationales.
Righting ocean wrongsWorld Fishing | 05 Sep 2013
The Global Ocean Commission is seeking views on how to reverse degradation of the ocean and restore it to full, sustainable productivity.
BBNJ Working Group Makes Progress Towards Rio+20 CommitmentInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 27 Aug 2013
The sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (the Working Group) to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) aimed to identify gaps and ways forward with a view to ensuring an...
Questions & answers: UN marine biodiversity discussionsFIELD - Foundation for International Environmental Law & Development | 12 Aug 2013
UN discussions about marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction could lead to a new international agreement. There is growing concern about the threats to marine biodiversity and legal questions about the rules related to deep seabed marine genetic resources. FIELD has prepared questions and answers about the discussions and legal issues to provide an overview.
Environmental impact assessments in areas beyond national jurisdictioniddri.org | 19 Feb 2013
The United Nations General Assembly has been debating on the need for an implementing agreement to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Environmental impact assessments are considered as being one of the potential topics for inclusion in a future multilateral agreement.
David Miliband to head global fight to prevent eco-disaster in oceansGuardian Unlimited | 09 Feb 2013
An environmental catastrophe with greater economic impact than the global financial crash is occurring on the high seas, according to David Miliband. The former foreign secretary is to lead a new, high-level international effort to end the lawlessness of the oceans, which will be unveiled this week.
BBNJ Working Group Forwards Recommendations to UNGAInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 18 Jun 2012
At its May 2012 meeting, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jursidiction (BBNJ) requests the UN Secretary-General to convene two intersessional workshops before the next meeting...
5th Marine Biodiversity Working Group, 7-11 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New YorkInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 15 May 2012
The fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (the Working Group) convened from Monday, 7 May to Friday, 11 May 2012.
New marine guideFIELD - Foundation for International Environmental Law & Development | 03 May 2012
FIELD has prepared a new guide to "Protecting the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction". It provides a guide to the legal framework for conservation and management of biodiversity in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Fixing Our Broken Oceans (opinion)project-syndicate.org | 17 Jun 2011
The high seas – the areas of the worlds oceans that lie beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, which extend 200 miles from shore – make up roughly two-thirds of our oceans and 45% of the planets surface. This area, which contains perhaps the largest reservoir of biodiversity left on earth, is exploited by many countries, but managed by no one.
Europe seeks to protect mid-Atlantic high seasReuters | 24 Sep 2010
BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - European nations agreed on Friday to set up fishing-free zones in remote parts of the Atlantic Ocean in the world's first high seas network of protected areas beyond the control of national governments.
An oceanic roll calldeccanherald.com | 17 Aug 2010
Scientists have come out with the first draft of the worlds most exhaustive inventory of species distribution and diversity in key global ocean areas. The decade-long Census of Marine Life shows that Australian and Japanese waters are the most biodiverse.
High Seas Beyond National Jurisdiction Badly in Need of ProtectionUN News Centre | 02 Feb 2010
UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiros statement to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction in New York, 1 February.
Subseafloor sediment in South Pacific GyreEurekAlert | 22 Jun 2009
(University of Rhode Island) An international oceanographic research expedition to the middle of the South Pacific Gyre found so few organisms beneath the seafloor that it may be the least inhabited sediment ever explored for evidence of life.
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