The Jamaican government, in collaboration with the High Seas Alliance and Pew Charitable Trusts, hosted a regional workshop for CARICOM from 19-21 May in Kingston, Jamaica to consider a new implementing agreement under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction.
Over the course of the two-day workshop, representatives from most of the Caribbean Community heard presentations from regional and international experts on marine genetic resources (including access and benefit sharing), area-based management tools including Marine Protected Areas, Environmental Impact Assessments, and Capacity-building and technology transfer. For more information, see Minister Arnaldo Brown’s opening remarks at the Workshop. See also http://jis.gov.jm/jamaica-supports-conserving-marine-resources/
Picture details: Deputy Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, Ambassador Eden Charles; Director, International Ocean Policy, Pew Charitable Trusts, Elizabeth Wilson; State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown; and Marine Policy Analyst, Dr. Peter Edwards.
Cover image by High Seas Alliance