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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 …

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 in the face of Climate change

Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, WWF has developed an analytical report on the EU’s progress to achieve the ten targets of SDG14. The event “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 in the face of Climate change”  focused on the successful bottom-up approach of Atlantic fishers to protect their …

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: towards the last round of negotiations

The negotiations for an international treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) are now approaching the fourth and last session. During the third round of negotiations in New York City in August 2019, progress was made in advancing the draft text of the treaty. In particular, the …