EU Parliament Briefing Global Ocean Biodiversity Governance

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17 October, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

The European Parliament Intergroup Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas is organising a briefing on 'Global Ocean Biodiversity Governance - The contribution of science' on October 17th.
This briefing is a contribution to reflections about the role of Europe in global marine biodiversity governance negotiations. The coming years will be a key period in defining the governance of marine biological diversity in the world. At the United Nations, discussions about the adoption of an Implementation Agreement under UNCLOS on the use and protection of marine biological resources beyond national jurisdiction have begun. Countries around the world have also begun establishing ever more and sometimes larger marine protected areas. But will this help? What do we know about the state of marine biodiversity? What does the newest science suggest? This briefing includes some of the leading biodiversity experts in the world, who will consider the current state of knowledge and what it tells us about the situation of life in the oceans.

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