Day one of week two at the IGC was taken up with Area Based Management Tools (ABMTs) including Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).
The sessions were held as informal working groups although this is still the full complement of States, Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs) and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
The sessions went into a great deal of detail particularly on ABMTs with the session running out of time. This meant that IGOs and NGOs were unable to make their interventions. The HSA intervention is available below and the President of the IGC hopes to return to the issue to complete interventions later in the agenda.
You can hear what HSA member the Pew Charitable Trusts made of the ABMT discussion below. To read the full HSA intervention click here.