Highlights and images of main proceedings for 16 July 2018

Jamaica

Summary

Highlights for Monday, 16 July 2018

A Jamaican flag outside the venue

On Monday, 16 July, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened for the second part of the 24th Session in Kingston, Jamaica. Following administrative matters, the Council addressed in an informal format the financial model under the draft exploitation regulations, focusing on:

  • options for a financial payment system for polymetallic nodules;
  • implementing the common heritage principle in the context of the payment system; and
  • the inclusion of environmental costs in the payment system.
  • For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

    IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital web coverage and daily reports in English and French from ISA-24. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, will publish a summary and analysis report from ISA-24 on Sunday, 29 July 2018.

    Photos by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera

    L-R: Richard Roth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General; Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General; Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session; Michelle Walker, Chair of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC); and Gwénaëlle Le Gurun, ISA Secretariat
    Olav Myklebust, Council President for the 24th Session
    Michael Lodge, ISA Secretary-General
    Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazil
    Eduardo Bonilla, Chile
    David Yardley, Australia
    Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera, ISA Legal Counsel and Deputy to the Secretary-General
    Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria, on behalf of the African Group
    Richard Roth, MIT
    A slide from Richard Roth’s presentation
    Michelle Walker, Chair of the LTC
    Tommo Monthe, Cameroon
    Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua, Tonga
    Sergio Hernàndez Núñez, Chile
    Delegates during the Council meeting
    Lisa Levin, Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)
    Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
    Kristina Gjerde, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
    Rena Lee, Singapore
    Delegates from Nigeria share a laugh before the start of the meeting
    Elisa Morgera, ENB, and Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
    Representatives from Spain consult informally
    Around the Venue
    Police officers at ISA-24

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    African Group