To assess the effectiveness of ABMTs, we need to establish communications and monitoring protocols to ensure enforcement. There should be reporting, compliance and monitoring provisions. Scientific /technical body should oversee monitoring and review of ABMTs and MPAs and report back to states parties who follow up on actions.
Met on Friday 7th, Monday 10th and Thursday 13th of September. Discussions were structured around sections in President’s aid, related to: objectives of ABMTs including MPAs, relationship to measures under relevant instruments, process of ABMTs, identification of areas, designation process, implementation, monitoring and review, cross-cutting: use of terms, international cooperation, institutional arrangements, CLHM, general principles. … Continued
Met for one and a quarter days on Mon 10th and Tue 11th of September. Discussions were structured around sections in the President’s aid: obligation to conduct EIAs, relationship to EIA processes under relevant bodies, activities for which EIA required, EIA process, content of EIA reports. Monitoring, reporting and review, SEAs, cross-cutting issues. Will not … Continued
Met for one and half days during Tue 11th, Wed 12th, Thurs 13th of September. Structured around sections in President's aid - scope, access and benefit sharing, monitoring and cross cutting elements. Will share main trends. Scope - manner in which geographic scope reflected in ILBI, some convergence on ILBI should apply to MGR in … Continued
Acknowledge that we don’t share identical positions, but our main interest is in conservation and sustainable use the ocean. This is a common duty. Express support for switching gears and moving the process forward. Preparation of zero draft is the next step. Many delegations expressing similar views in their statements. Having a draft text will … Continued
Full trust in the President. Emphasizes that EU would like to begin text based negotiations, like to see a zero draft provided by the President and under her responsibility. Prior to IGC 1 more debate was needed, now we think that we have had comprehensive debates. We heard opinions, views and concerns, constructive and interactive … Continued
Align with G77+China. Additionally: Moving towards the zero draft. The President is in an informed position to produce a text and guide us. Text could contain options to reflect divergent views by Parties, and structured text to guide discussions. As raised by Egypt, appreciate text as early as possible to have enough time for coordination. … Continued
Align with G77+China. Additionally: Express appreciation to President and Facilitators on the manner that 1st IGC has been driven. Also to DOALOS in the organizations of the Conference. We call for zero draft text - this is the full responsibility of the President. On behalf of African Group and US, support efforts of convergence, facilitate … Continued
Align with G77+China, AOSIS, PIF. Thanks the President, Facilitators and DOALOS. Reiterates the need to move forwards in the discussions. Encourages the President to prepare a zero draft before the second session, move to more focused and concise discussions. Follow the format of the Prep Com report. Text produced and disseminated as early as possible, … Continued
Congratulates President for her leadership. Very happy with the level of engagement, maturation of ideas and proposals that could be developed further. Now we need to start negotiations on text. Develop a zero draft to allow text based negotiations. Supports early release of the zero draft for consultations with capitals and stakeholders.