Story | 17 Feb, 2023

High time for the high seas

High seas biodiversity treaty is urgently needed for the sake of present and future generations

The “High Seas Biodiversity Treaty”, also known as the “BBNJ Agreement”, is an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond national jurisdiction, currently under negotiation at the United Nations

Once agreed, the new treaty will enable a more holistic and equitable management of human activities affecting ocean life beyond national boundaries and safeguard global ocean heath, climate resilience, socio-economic wellbeing and food security for millions of people