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BBNJ Capacity Development in the Context of Climate Change

Side event at the 2nd Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)

25 March 2019

March 2019 | United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S. On Tuesday March 26, during the second session of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument 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), there will be a side even on BBNJ Capacity Development in the Context of Climate Change. 

Building on a multi-institutional Policy Brief on BBNJ Capacity Development presented at the last BBNJ session, this Side Event addresses possible modalities for capacity development on the other three major emphases of the BBNJ Agreement - area-based management, environmental impact assessment, and marine genetic resources - taking into consideration the possible impacts of climate change. The ultimate purpose of the Side Event is to be of assistance to States in the BBNJ process in crafting an effective and well supported system of BBNJ capacity development and technology transfer - with beneficial linkages to management of exlcusive, economic zones - bringing together global, regional, and national levels of governance.

Find more information about the side event that is co-organized by the Common Oceans ABNJ Capacity Project (funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by FAO and the Global Ocean Forum), the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco, ATLAS, and the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, in the event flyer available here.


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Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands
Common Oceans