Highlights and images of main proceedings for 14 August 2017

Jamaica

Summary

On Monday, 14 August, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) exchanged preliminary views on the draft exploitation regulations that had been submitted by the Secretariat to the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC), and considered draft decisions on: the summary report of the LTC Chair, including a submission from the Netherlands on a tentative approval process of environmentally responsible mining technologies; and future elections of LTC members.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.

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L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Christine Griffiths, ISA Secretariat; Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the 23rd Session; and Gwénaëlle Le Gurun, ISA Secretariat

Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the
23rd Session

Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General

L-R: Andrés Rojas and Frida Armas-Pfirter, Argentina

Tevita Suka Mangisi, Tonga

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group

Eduardo Bonilla, Chile

René Lefeber, the Netherlands

Malakai Finau, Fiji

Gaia Puleston, Australia

Maruthadu Sudhakar, India

Arne Küper, Germany

Kathy-Ann Brown, Jamaica

Ma Xinmin, China

Carlos García Soto, Spain

Kate Neilson, New Zealand

Arie Poluzzi, Indonesia

Gavin Watson, UK

Shinichi Yamanaka, Japan

Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazil, speaking on behalf of GRULAC

Jean-Michel Despax, France

Ibrahim Zanna, Nigeria

Piotr Nowak, Poland

L-R: Duncan Currie, Greenpeace; Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition; and Simon Walmsley, WWF

Karen Tan, Singapore

Kristina Gjerde, IUCN

Information posters on the ISA

L-R: Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Wini Broadbelt, the Netherlands; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; and René Lefeber, the Netherlands

Cecilia Jaber, Mexico (left), in a conversation with delegates from Australia

Ariel Fernández, Argentina, Council President for the
23rd Session, with Carlos García Soto, Spain

L-R: Elisa Morgera, ENB/IISD Reporting Services, in a discussion with René Lefeber, the Netherlands

L-R: Malakai Finau, Fiji, in a conversation with Gwénaëlle Le Gurun and Anna Elaise, ISA Secretariat

Delegates from the Republic of Korea consulting

Participants