Highlights and images for 30 March 2017


On Thursday, 30 March, delegates to the third session of the Preparatory Committee on the elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (PrepCom 3) reconvened in the informal working group on environmental impact assessments (EIAs). The working group met throughout the day, focusing on triggers, process and governance, including questions of costs, transparency, consultations, monitoring and review. Delegates also discussed strategic environmental assessments and capacity building.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has providing daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the 3rd 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.” Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

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L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); René Lefeber, the Netherlands, Facilitator of the informal working group on environmental impact assessments; Yoshinobu Takei, UNDOALOS; and Michael Schewchuk, UNDOALOS

Luke Daunivalu, Fiji

Mehdi Remaoun, Algeria

Zentaro Naganuma, Japan

Leonito Bacalando Jr., Federated States of Micronesia

Lizanne Aching, Trinidad and Tobago

Natalie Morris-Sharma, Singapore

Kristina Gjerde, IUCN

Jihyun Lee, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

L-R: Tom Diederen, the Netherlands, with Henning Dobson, Denmark

PrepCom 3 participants

René Lefeber, the Netherlands, Facilitator of the informal working group on environmental impact assessments

Lora Reeve, OceanCare

Michael Lodge, Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority (ISA)

Linlin Li, China

Pablo Arrocha Olabuenaga, Mexico

Song Da Hee, Republic of Korea

Penny Race, New Zealand

Djamchid Momtaz, Iran

Maruthadu Sudhakar, India

Peter Flewwelling, North Pacific Fisheries Commission

Evan Bloom, US

Wini Broadbelt, EU

L-R: Tidiani Couma, Monaco; Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS; Daniela Diz, WWF; Angel Horna,
Peru; and Florian Botto, Monaco

L-R: Bello Aliyu Waziri, Eva Omotese, and Babajide Alo, Nigeria


Negotiating blocs
European Union