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Find out more about the synergies between the High Seas Treaty and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Capacity building and the transfer of marine technology in this fascinating new briefing paper, published by Post-2020 and co-authored by Nathalie Rey and Daniel Kachelriess of the High Seas Alliance along with Julia Schütz-Veiga of the NOVA IPSI Knowledge Centre/The Nippon Foundation Ocean Voices Programme.

Continue reading Briefing: Biodiversity Plan and BBNJ Agreement

The High Seas Alliance, in collaboration with RISE UP and the Ilhas do Rio Project hosted an insightful webinar on the 23rd of May, 2024 to discuss accelerating progress towards the ratification and implementation of the the UN High Seas BBNJ (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction) Treaty, agreed upon in 2023.

Continue reading G20 and the High Seas Treaty: Webinar on Steps Towards Swift Ratification and Implementation

High Seas Alliance Recommendations for the Organizational Meeting of the BBNJ Preparatory Commission

Prompt operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement is essential to address the alarming decline in ocean health and resilience.

Continue reading PrepCom Briefing

On 19 June 2023, the international community adopted the Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement, also known as the High Seas Treaty). The Agreement opened for State signature on 20 September 2023 and will remain open for signature for two years. It will enter into force 120 days after 60 State ratifications. Until then, signatories are obliged to refrain from acts which would defeat the object and purpose of the Agreement.

Continue reading Briefings: Deep Dives into the provisions of the BBNJ Agreement

The Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement) will enter into force 120 days after it has been ratified by 60 UN member States. Prior to its entry into force, a country or a regional economic integration organization may provide its consent to provisionally apply (“provisional application”) the provisions of the Agreement.

Continue reading The Provisional Application of the BBNJ Agreement