Laying the foundation for rapid, effective, and equitable implementation of the new High Seas Biodiversity Treaty
"Now is the time to think ahead, and build a robust platform for multilateral action to protect ocean health across generations on behalf of humankind and all marine life."
Kristina Gjerde, Senior High Seas Advisor to IUCN Ocean Team
IUCN has long been engaged in the BBNJ process and on High Seas conservation, given its unique position to influence and inform discussions on high seas biodiversity related issues.
In addition to attending the UN proceedings, the IUCN has been producing extensive knowledge products to support the negotiations and lay the foundation for implementation of the future BBNJ Agreement.
Resources for IGC5 delegates
IUCN Position paper for the resumed IGC5 session
IUCN key messages for BBNJ IGC5
IUCN Issues Brief
IGC5 Policy Briefs
Briefings for negotiators
IUCN commentary on the further revised draft text of an agreement 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 (A/CONF.232/2022/5)
Additional submissions to DOALOS (submitted during IGC5)
A new dawn for global benefit-sharing: capitalizing on the Global Biodiversity Framework for Marine Genetic Resources from Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
Initial reflections to support rapid, effective and equitable implementation of the BBNJ Agreement
Resources for IGC4 delegates
Whilst more guidelines are in preparation, here is a selection of existing resources were prepared for IGC4 delegates and interested parties: