Views & Analysis

The Treaty Tracker provides views and analysis that will enable you to follow the negotiations and access the perspective of the Alliance and its members.

First Intergovernmental Conference Comes to a Close

Monday, September 17, 2018    

The main business of the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) concluded with applause on Friday, September 14 and closing remarks by the President of the Conference Ambassador Rena... Read More


What is a Marine Genetic Resource?

Saturday, September 15, 2018    

Harriet Harden-Davies, Neureus Research Fellow at University of Wollogong, sits down with us to explain what Marine Genetic Resources are and why it’s one of the main elements of this... Read More


Update on Treaty Tracker

Thursday, September 13, 2018    

The Treaty Tracker went live last week, and as with any endeavour, there is a learning curve.Our process involves using a primary and secondary note taker, a synthesizer and then... Read More


What is a zero draft?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018    

Peggy Kalas, coordinator of the High Seas Alliance, give us an update on the agenda for the next few days and explains the importance of moving into negotiations around a... Read More


Diving Deeper Into EIAs

Wednesday, September 12, 2018    

Lisa Speer, Director of International Oceans Program at NRDC, dives deeper into Environmental Impact Assessments and why they are important to ensuring the proper protection of the ocean.If you'd like to... Read More


HSA statement on EIAs now available

Tuesday, September 11, 2018    

High Seas Alliance: Environmental Impact Assessments11 September 2018Cluster 5.4, 5.5, 5.6Thank you Mr Facilitator. I will be brief and skip sections including some already addressed by other delegations, and our... Read More


What to expect in week 2

Tuesday, September 11, 2018    

Liz Karan, senior manager of high seas at The Pew Charitable Trusts, tells us what we can expect in the week ahead.... Read More


ABMTs and MPAs run short of time

Tuesday, September 11, 2018    

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... Read More


Brief written intervention for Greenpeace on behalf of High Seas Alliance; not given verbally due to session running out of timeAlign with G77 + China, the EU, African Group, PSIDS,... Read More


Update after the first week of negotiations

Sunday, September 9, 2018    

There has been a great buzz during week one of the UN high seas biodiversity treaty negotiations. Duncan Currie, legal advisor to the High Seas Alliance, gives us an update so... Read More