In 2023, UN achieves a milestone: BBNJ Treaty (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction), in the works since 2017, was adopted. Its goals include promoting equity and fairness, tackling environmental degradation, fighting climate change, and preventing biodiversity loss in the high seas.
The High Sea represents 95% of our Ocean’s volume. But due to its geopolitical complexity, the subject is critical to regulate. Yet, the imperative for biodiversity, and equitable sharing of ocean resources has never been more pressing. This is a new step towards ocean preservation and inclusivity.