Marine biodiversity
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Resumed 5th Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on BBNJ

Governments agreed on a draft treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. The eventual treaty will address exploitation of marine genetic resources, including benefit-sharing; establish area-based management tools, such as marine protected areas; set procedures for environmental impact assessments; and provide capacity building and transfer of marine technology.
Event 20 February 2023 - 4 March 2023