On Thursday, the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) discussed a draft text on compliance for insertion in the Council President’s statement on the work of this meeting. Delegates debated:
- what constitutes non-compliance by contractors;
- reporting obligations by sponsoring states; and
- reporting by the Secretary-General to the Council.
Informal consultations were held in the evening.
In addition, the Council continued consideration of the draft regulations on the exploitation of deep-seabed minerals in an informal format, focusing on environmental provisions. Discussions focused on:
- discharges from mining activities;
- environmental impact assessments and environmental monitoring; and
- the role of regional environmental management plans in the draft regulations.
For more about the day’s events, read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin daily report.
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 1st Part of the 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority. The summary and analysis is now available in HTML and PDF.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Francis Dejon
For photo reprint permissions, please follow instructions at our Attribution Regulations for Meeting Photo Usage Page
ISA participants from civil society and observer organizations
Delegates from Belgium
Delegates from China in consultations
L-R: Laura Gavinelli and Daniele Bosio, Italy
L-R: Kenneth Wong, Canada, in a conversation with Arne Küper, Germany