The STRONG High Seas project has recently wrapped up its series of interactive virtual capacity development workshops for the Southeast Pacific region in April 2022.
The series, coordinated by WWF Colombia, aimed to provide the participants with tools and knowledge to share across national departments to enhance ocean governance in the region and implement the upcoming global agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement) in their national context.
The series took place over three modules. The first module of the series was entitled “International Waters: How are they managed by the United Nations and what is the future of biodiversity in these waters?”
In the second of these workshops “How to conserve and use marine biodiversity in the high seas? Area-based management tools, environmental impact studies and strategic environmental studies“, expert panelists presented on ecological and socio-economic aspects of the high seas in the Southeast Pacific, area-based management tools applied to these areas and environmental impact studies in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).
The third and last module was entitled “Marine genetic resources in the high seas: the challenge of ensuring access and sharing the benefits of their use“.
A summary of the second and third module can be found here in Spanish.