How could the EIA provisions of the BBNJ Agreement apply to activities and existing bodies?

HSA/Civil Society

United Nations (UN) Member States are in the final stages of negotiating a new legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (hereafter “BBNJ Agreement”). This paper examines, from a practical perspective, how key EIA provisions proposed by the High Seas Alliance would be applied in the BBNJ Agreement to new activities1 proposed by Parties to the Agreement.

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