Objectives

From IUCN Marine Biodiversity Matrix
Jump to: navigation, search

From the procedural report of the BBNJ Preparatory Committee, 31/07/17 :

The text would set out that the objective of the instrument is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction through effective implementation of the Convention.

It could further set out additional objectives, if agreed, such as furthering international cooperation and coordination, to ensure the achievement of the overall objective of conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

From Chair's indicative suggestions document 31/05/17:

The text would set out that the objective of the instrument is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction through effective implementation of the relevant provisions of UNCLOS.

It could further set out additional objectives, as considered necessary, such as the furthering of international cooperation and coordination.


Suggestion 1: General provision

Building on the relevant provisions of UNCLOS, the objective of this instrument is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. States shall cooperate on a global basis and, as appropriate, on a regional basis as well as sub-regional basis, directly, or thorough competent international organizations, in formulating and elaborating rules, standards and recommended practices and procedures consistent with the Convention (UNCLOS) and this agreement, for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and its components and protection and preservation of the marine environment, taking into account characteristic regional features.

Notes:

References: UNCLOS Art 197, CBD Art 5, UNFSA Art 8, UNFSA, Art 9 (sub-regional/regional arrangements)


Suggestion 2:

Notes:

References:



Also see