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28
Mar
2019

This is a joint submission to the fourteenth round of informal consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

These informal consultations focus on the topic “Performance reviews of regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements”

Submitted by: WWF, Greenpeace International, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition on 28 March 2019

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27
Feb
2019

  • The Review of Environment Impact Assessments Under the Exploration Regulations: A cautionary tale – by Matthew Gianni co-founder, political and policy advisor for the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.

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  • Environment Impact Assessments: International Seabed Authority 25th Annual Session – by Duncan Currie LL.B (Hons.) LL.M., Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

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To read the interventions delivered by DSCC during the 25th Annual Session of the ISA, click here.

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25
Feb
2019

Financial Working Group

DSCC intervention to ad hoc working group on financial mechanisms – 21 February 2019

Annual Session

DSCC first intervention Day 1 on financial matters – 25 February 2019
Agenda item: 11: Draft Regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the area – Financial model

DSCC second intervention Day 1 on the Warsaw statement – 25 February 2019
Agenda item 10: Report on the Implementation of the 2018 Decision of the Council on the Reports of the Chairman of the LTC

DSCC third intervention Day 1 on Standards and Guidelines – 25 February 2019
Agenda item 11:Draft Regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area – Standards and Guidelines

DSCC first intervention Day 2 on decision-making – 26 February 2019
Agenda item 11:Draft Regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area – Decision-Making

DSCC second intervention Day 2 on Regional Environmental Management Plans – 26 February 2019
Agenda item 11:Draft Regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area – Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs)

DSCC third intervention Day 2 on the Precautionary Approach – 26 February 2019
Agenda item 11:Draft Regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the Area – Regional Environmental Management Plans (REMPs) – Precautionary Approach/Principle

DSCC first intervention Day 3 on the independent assessment of environmental plans – 27 February 2019
Agenda item: 11: Draft Regulations for exploitation of mineral resources in the area – Independent Assessment of Environmental Plans

The DSCC also held a side event as part of the Annual Session on February 27th, 2019. You can view the presentations made by DSCC representatives at this event here.

 

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29
Nov
2018

This report contains a summary of the international expert workshop “A benefit sharing mechanism appropriate for the Common Heritage of Mankind” which took place from 26 to 29 November 2018 in Potsdam, Germany. It was jointly organized by the German Environment Agency and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. The overall objective was to stimulate debate on the Common Heritage of Mankind and its benefit sharing element by discussing first ideas how the benefit sharing required by Article 140 paragraph 2 UNCLOS could be appropriately conceptualized in order to meet with the spirit and the requirements of the Common Heritage of Mankind principle. 50 mostly international Stakeholders from a range of disciplines considered the following aspects:

  • The legal framework of the common heritage of mankind, in particular its benefit sharing provisions;
  • The option of a full economic assessment of deep seabed mining operations;
  • Economic considerations in light of the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Forward thinking of deep seabed mining with a 2030 Scenario Approach;
  • The future role of the Enterprise;
  • The interlinkage with the BBNJ process.

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26
Nov
2018

Source: ECO (CBD Alliance)
Authors: Matthew Gianni (Deep Sea Conservation Coalition) & Helena Paul (EcoNexus)

The deep-sea has been described by the United Nations First World Ocean Assessment, published in 2016, as a vast realm which “constitutes the largest source of species and ecosystem diversity on Earth” and that the diversity of organisms in the deep sea supports ecosystem processes necessary for the Earth’s natural systems to function.

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30
Sep
2018

Available in English.

These comments were made by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition on the release of the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area, the accompanying Note by the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority. They first make some overall observations which are applicable to the overall regulations and their structure, then make comments on individual draft regulations.

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