A Conservation Agenda for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

Nereus Senior Research Fellow Daniel Dunn (Duke University) attended the workshop “A Conservation Agenda for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction” hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy, and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge from May 10 to 11.

The workshop explored the changing threats to biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) and considers feasible legal options for its conservation and sustainable use.

As part of a team of legal, conservation, policy, and industry experts, Dunn discussed the potential form of a new agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the conservation and sustainable use of BBNJ, as well as emerging trends in marine activities likely to affect BBNJ, and the efficacy of a range of legal approaches to address those threats.