Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky Sonia Gandhi
The UN High Seas Treaty: Maintaining Biodiversity?
The December 7 - 19, 2022, UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP 15) in Montreal, Quebec led to an agreement to protect 30% of land and oceans by 2030 and an international framework to prosecute it.
We need to calmly evaluate the outcome of the NGO-driven Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ process also known as the “High Seas Treaty”). NGO media outlets went wild prematurely announcing an agreement without even seeing the final text. Fact is it will not be approved until Member States (not NGOs) sign off in the near future.