Highlights and images of main proceedings for 30 March 2016

Summary

On Wednesday, 30 March 2016, the plenary of the Preparatory Committee on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)​ convened throughout the day to consider: marine genetic resources (MGRs), including benefit-sharing questions, area-based management tools, including marine protected areas (MPAs); and environmental impact assessments (EIAs). ​​

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage and daily reports from the 1st Session of the Preparatory Committee Established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 69/292 “Development of 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.”In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis report of the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF formats.
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