Taking a Risk Management Approach to Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment for BBNJ

As the best practical way to give effect to the commitment in UNGA Resolution 69/292 to include ‘environmental impact assessments’ as one of the issues to be included in an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).

Download paper prepared for the second BBNJ Prep Com by WWF, August 2016