Monitoring international negotiations

The members of the SARGADOM research project are committed to bringing you live coverage of international negotiations on ocean, climate and biodiversity. During major international meetings (the latest being the International Seabed Authority negotiations), delegations of researchers are accredited as observers to report on these crucial discussions, which will have an impact on the level of protection of marine biodiversity, with an expert’s eye, and a decoding of the issues at stake is also offered before, during and after the events. You can access our latest coverage below.

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Palau Deposits First Instrument of Ratification of the BBNJ Agreement On 22 January 2024

Palau Makes History as the First Country to Ratify the BBNJ Treaty

In a groundbreaking move towards global marine conservation, Palau has etched its name in history as the first country to ratify the BBNJ (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction) Treaty. The small Pacific island nation has taken a bold step to safeguard the vast and vital areas of the world’s oceans that lie beyond national jurisdiction.

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Observers report live from the ISA Council

The International Seabed Authority is an International Organization based in Kingston. And it is under high pressure!

Its July negotiations on a Mining Code allowing the exploitation of seabed mineral resources just started.

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Post-2020 GBF: what’s next for the Ocean?

Adopted in Montreal last 19 December 2022, the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework includes several objectives and targets that cover the Ocean and coasts and aimed at transforming the way these ecosystems are managed. Their implementation however raises many challenges and requires, in particular, to integrate the GBF into intergovernmental marine-related organisations and to pay special attention to the high seas.

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IMPAC5 Conference

The fifth edition of the IMPAC5 Congress dedicated to Marine Protected Areas took place in Vancouver from 3 to 9 February 2022 under the auspices of IUCN.

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