7 December 2021 | 08h30 (1h)
Negotiations towards an agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources outside national territories
We are very pleased that we
- Christian Schulz (Deputy Head of Division 504 - Law of the Sea, Antarctic, Air and Space Law, Federal Foreign Office), and
- Julian Wilckens (Head of Department - Coastal, Marine and Polar Research (MGS 1), Project Management Organisation Jülich)
as speakers. The event will be moderated by Isabelle Schulz (KDM office).
Negotiations on a new legally binding instrument for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in areas beyond national territorial jurisdiction (BBNJ) have been ongoing for several years. The fourth and for the time being last round of negotiations was planned for spring 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic and has so far only been continued informally. In 2019, the DFG has launched a Statement published on the perspective of the research community.
Now the 4th round of negotiations is planned for spring 2022. In preparation for the resumption of negotiations, we cordially invite all interested scientists to a briefing and discussion with two members of the German delegation.