Capacity Building and Technology Transfer
Suggestion 1: General obligation on technology transfer
Provide obligation to enhance implementation of UNCLOS requirements for technology transfer, with reference to IOC Criteria and Guidelines for the Transfer of Marine Technology.
This should include an obligation to cooperate directly and through competent regional and international organizations to support, facilitate and promote technology transfer as well as to cooperate in such transfer activities.
UNCLOS Art 144 (needs of developing states)
Montreal Protocol Art 10A (technology transfer)
Minamata Convention Art 14 (technology transfer)
Suggestion 2: Detailed provisions to implement UNCLOS requirements on technology transfer
Based on UNCLOS requirements, include specific provisions on technology transfer, such as:
CBD Art 16 (IP)
CBD Art 18 (technical and scientific cooperation)
1994 Implementing Agreement on Part XI Section 5 (private sector)
Minamata Convention Art 13 (private sector)
Suggestion 3: Reporting on tech transfer
Information on tech transfer activities should be provided to the relevant bodies established under this agreement.
See: Reporting Requirements.