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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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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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27
Apr
2018

Available in English.

This submission was put forth by 30 organizations, including DSCC members, in response to the call for comments on the draft Strategic Plan of the International Seabed Authority, which was requested by the Council. The focused on some fundamental questions that need to be addressed, first and foremost, for integration in the ISA Strategic Plan.

This submission was originally posted to the Seas At Risk website.

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