Regulatory and Governance Gaps in the International Regime for the Conservation andSustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

Marine Series No. 1

Regulatory and Governance Gaps in the
International Regime for the Conservation and
Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas
beyond National Jurisdiction Photo: © IUCN

In April, 2008, the United Nations Ad Hoc Openended
Informal Working Group to study issues relating
to the conservation and sustainable use of marine
biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction
(UNWG BBNJ) will convene to discuss a range of
topics critical to the health of the 64% of the world
ocean that lies in areas beyond national jurisdiction
(ABNJ). One of the key items on the agenda will be
“Whether there is a regulatory or governance gap
and, if so, how it should be addressed.”

Work area: 
Marine
Ocean Governance
Environmental Governance
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