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policy brief: the need for strategic environmental assestements and regional environmental assessment in abnj for ecologically meaningful management

“The latest draft negotiating text for a new international instrument on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement) includes a provision on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that should be further strengthened to ensure that the BBNJ Agreement contributes to 1) advancing ocean science, 2) ensuring strategic decisions on cumulative impacts to the benefit […]

policy brief: Transformative partnerships for co-developing sustainable blue economies

This policy brief highlights the challenges we have identified in developing blue economies, and shares novel partnership approaches to co-develop sustainable and inclusive blue economies.

Achieving global biodiversity goals by 2050 requires urgent and integrated actions

“…Governments are negotiating actions intended to halt biodiversity loss and put it on a path to recovery by 2050. Here, we show that bending the curve for biodiversity is possible, but only if actions are implemented urgently and in an integrated manner. Connecting these actions to biodiversity outcomes and tracking progress remain a challenge….”

Unravelling the perpetuated marginalization of customary livelihoods on the coast by plural and multi-level conservation governance systems

“In various parts of the world, rural and indigenous coastal communities who have a long history of relying on land and coastal resources that predates colonial times are threatened by an ever-expanding conservation estate. In South Africa, such communities have been “conserving” resources for a long time through customary systems of governance. However, these systems of […]

info-sheet: Children’s human rights & ocean plastics

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • The negative impacts of ocean plastics on children’s human rights• The substantive and procedural obligations of States to protect children’s rights in the context• The responsibility of business to respect children’s rights in this context

info-sheet: human rights impacts of ocean plastics

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • The negative impacts of ocean plastics on everyone’s human rights• The substantive and procedural obligations of States to protect human rights in thecontext• The responsibility of business to respect human rights in this context

info-sheet: MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE ISSUE

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: The environmental justice dimensions of ocean plastic from the perspectives of:• Marginalized communities• Countries in the Global South• Those responsible for causing ocean plastic Photo: The problem of ocean plastics is visible in Ghana. @ Georgina Yaa Oduro

info-sheet: international legal responses to ocean plastics

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • Existing international legal responses to ocean plastics• The search for new legal solutions internationally

info-sheet: What are marine litter and plastic pollution?

THIS INFORMATION-SHEET INTRODUCES: • The problem of ocean plastics, including negative impacts on biodiversity and on the climate• The current search for solutions internationally