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CBD SBSTTA side event: A discussion on fisheries after Aichi Target 6 — how to incentivize delivery of biodiversity mainstreaming in fisheries in the Post-2020

Thursday 20 May 2021, 16.00-17.30 CEST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Sustainable fisheries have a long story within the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). An important example are the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (2011-2020), which included a dedicated target, the Aichi Target 6 on Sustainable Fisheries. But what is the future …

CBD SBSTTA side event: OECMs in the marine capture fishery sector

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 16.00-17.30 CEST   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs), together with MPAs, are an important element under the current Target 2 of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. CBD Decision 14/8 calls for OECMs mainstreaming into sectors, including fisheries. Guidance is provided …

Practical Guidance for the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary corporate sustainability initiative based on industry CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to undertake partnerships in support of UN goals. One important thrust of the Compact activities is on seafood sustainability. Another is on Setting science-based targets in the sectors …

Announcement: Workshop on Testing OECM Practices and Strategies

ICES and the IUCN Fisheries Expert Group (IUCN-CEM-FEG) will hold the online Workshop on Testing  OECM Practices and Strategies (WKTOPS) on 15-24 March 2021. The Workshop responds to the considerable interest in the scientific community and among fisheries managers and policy-makers in exploring the extent to which ABFMs may contribute …

International Ocean Governance: More Dialogue for Robust Results

The world’s oceans must be seen as a space providing for food, economic resources and leisure just as much as an area of high biodiversity that must be preserved as much as possible. And all under the pressure of climate change and the need to find new ways to manage …

Brief: Fisheries and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The current CBD broad vision of “Living in harmony with nature” where “By 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people” captures the core challenges of fisheries managers to maintain sustainable fisheries, stop overfishing, and …