World ‘Nearing Critical Point of No Return’ on Climate Change, Delegate Warns, as Second Committee Debates Sustainable Development

Lowering greenhouse gas emissions and switching to renewable energy sources are key to a sustainable future threatened by climate change, delegates told the Second Committee (Economic ... Continue Reading →

Concluding Session to Draft Marine Biodiversity Treaty, Conference President Says Environmental Impact Assessments Will Be Reflected in Instrument

The intergovernmental conference drafting a legally binding treaty under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea governing marine biodiversity in ocean waters ... Continue Reading →

Concluding Session to Draft Marine Biodiversity Treaty, Conference President Says Environmental Impact Assessments Will Be Reflected in Instrument

The intergovernmental conference drafting a legally binding treaty under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea governing marine biodiversity in ocean waters ... Continue Reading →

Speakers Discuss Area-Based Management Tools, as Intergovernmental Conference to Draft Marine Biological Diversity Treaty Continues

Member States shared views today on area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, during the fourth day of the intergovernmental conference to draft a legally binding ... Continue Reading →

Health of Oceans Critical to Planet’s Well-Being, Delegates Stress, as Conference Begins on Drafting Legally Binding Instrument Protecting Marine Biodiversity

An intergovernmental conference to draft the first‑ever treaty addressing biodiversity on and beneath the high seas opened its first substantive session at Headquarters today ... Continue Reading →