During the PrepCom meeting taking place at UN Headquarters from March 28-April 8, the High Seas Alliance held a side event for government representatives entitled ‘Governance Principles, EIAs, and Operationalization in the New Instrument‘.
The lunch-time event drew over 70 government representatives who gathered to hear an expert panel address key topics being addressed at the PrepCom negotiations. Moderated by Lisa Speer, Director of International Oceans Program at NRDC, panelists included David Freestone, Secretary of the Sargasso Sea Commission, Duncan Currie, International Legal Advisor, and Kristina Gjerde, IUCN Global and Marine Polar Programme.
Environmental Impact Assessments – Kristina M. Gjerde
Governance Principles In Practice – Duncan Currie
Governance of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Towards a Principled Approach – Dr. David Freestone