Global Lunch discussion "Governing Biodiversity on the High Seas"

February 10 '2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Joseph International Center Forum 101

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"Governing Biodiversity on the High Seas" 
A  Global Lunch discussion with Professor Elizabeth De Santo
The international community is in the midst of a multi-year negotiation of a new UN treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans beyond national jurisdiction, including the high seas and the underlying seabed.  The high seas cover approximately 64% of the world's oceans, which encompass 70% of the planet; the global ecological and economic significance of this "final frontier" cannot be overstated.  The negotiations are addressing four key themes: (1) marine genetic resources, (2) area based management tools, including marine protected areas, (3) environmental impact assessment, and (4) capacity-building and marine technology transfer.  This Global Lunch talk will explain what it all means for international environmental governance, and why it matters.
Sponsored by the International Studies Program. Global Lunches are open to faculty, staff and students. No response needed, first-come, first served.