STRONG High Seas presented at International Symposium in China

Dr. Carole Durussel, Co-Lead of the STRONG High Seas project, presented the recently published policy brief titled ‘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’ at the International Symposium on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) that took place on 16-17 October 2018 in Xiamen, China.

This international symposium was co-organised by the Third Institute of Oceanography (TIO) and the China Institute for Marine Affairs (CIMA), and sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. It gathered national and international policymakers, researchers and NGO representatives to discuss and exchange views on the topics of area-based management tools, marine genetic resources and environmental impact assessments, three key elements for the negotiations of an international agreement for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction that started in September 2018 under the umbrella of the United Nations.