CBCGDF Submitted Proposals for the Revised Draft Agreement of the Fifth Session of BBNJ Intergovernmental Conference under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

On July 25, 2022, the International Department of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) submitted to the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) on the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” proposal for the latest draft agreement of the Fifth Intergovernmental Conference (BBNJ) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Intergovernmental Conference on 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 will be held in New York from 15-26 August 2022.

The latest draft agreement consists of twelve parts, which are as follows:

General provisions, marine genetic resources, including questions on the sharing of benefits

Measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, Environmental impact assessments, Capacity-building and transfer of marine technology, Institutional arrangements, financial resources and mechanism, Implementation and compliance, Settlement of disputes and advisory opinions, Non-parties to this agreement, Good faith and abuse of rights, Final provisions.

This is the forefront of global biodiversity governance, and it is a good opportunity for the Chinese Society to actively participate in global environmental governance and contribute wisdom. For this reason, the International Department of CBCGDF attaches great importance to this matter and organizes experts to have a full discussion. The International Department of CBCGDF submitted two proposals: one from the marine pollution control team led by Professor Michael James Crabbe, an international expert representative of CBCGDF, and other from marine pollution related environmental impact assessment team led by young volunteers from CBCGDF, BBNJ representative Yao Jiahui.

The final agreement at the BBNJ meeting will establish a system for the protection and use of marine living resources in the high seas, which cover half of the planet. In order to actively participate in global ocean governance, CBCGDF has been organizing delegations to participate in meetings and actively participating in BBNJ negotiations since the United Nations started the BBNJ intergovernmental negotiations in 2018. This time, the CBCGDF delegation will go to New York to participate in the fifth BBNJ negotiation meeting and report the meeting in real time. Please follow CBCGDF media for the latest news.

Original Chinese Article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/aNh2KsMku5Yjb_zct05aMw

Translator: Maggie

Checked by Sara

Editor: Samantha

Contact: v10@cbcgdf.org; +8617319454776

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