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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The 1st Steering Committee Meeting for the Sargasso Sea GEF project was scheduled on October 4, 2023, and the 1st stakeholder Engagement Meeting for the project on the October 5, 2023, in Edinburgh, UK, in conjunction with the High Seas Symposium.
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.
The Our Ocean Conferences were created to build partnerships between government, industry, science and civil society. Voluntary commitments are the core of the Our Ocean conferences, created to generate significant and meaningful actions towards a clean, healthy and productive ocean.
SARGADOM attended the new round of negotiations 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.