The Oceans Treaty as a win for multilateralism

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On March 5th 2023, state parties at the United Nations agreed the text of a new Treaty to cover biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, in areas also known as the high seas. The Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Treaty sets out governance mechanisms for oceans over nearly half the planet’s surface covering marine genetic resources, environmental impact assessments, capacity building and technology transfer and Area Based Management Tools. It has the potential to transform the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity on the oceans beyond national jurisdiction and bring about greater sharing of the wealth of the oceans.

Dr Siva Thambisetty

Dr Robert Blasiak
Lowri Mai Griffiths
Philippe Carvalho Raposo

Professor David Kershaw
Period6 Feb 2024
Event typeSeminar
Locationonline, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • BBNJ Agreement