Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) - IGC5

The BBNJ treaty also known as the “Treaty of the High Seas”, is an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. This new instrument is being developed within the framework of the United Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the main international agreement governing human activities at sea.

The fifth session of negotiation happened in New York between the 15 - 26 of August 2022. 


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Aichi targets
5. Habitat loss halved or reduced
6. Sustainable management of marine living resources
11. Protected areas increased and improved