STRONG High Seas project releases policy brief on options for underpinning BBNJ agreement through regional and sectoral governance

The STRONG High Seas project released a policy brief entitled ‘Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Options for Underpinning a Strong Global BBNJ Agreement through Regional and Sectoral Governance’.

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The policy brief introduces the value of and threats to the marine environment and biodiversity beyond national boundaries, describes the current framework for ocean governance in ABNJ and provides a basic background on the upcoming BBNJ Intergovernmental Conference (the first session will be held from 4 to 17 September 2018 in New York). The policy brief highlights the importance of the interplay between the global and regional levels and identifies possible options for underpinning a strong global BBNJ agreement through regional and sectoral governance.

The policy brief can be downloaded here. For further information contact the STRONG High Seas Project Team at IASS under